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Headteachers do enough to safeguard excluded pupils, says school leaders’ union

Headteachers do enough to safeguard excluded pupils, says school leaders’ union

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Introducing a statutory duty on headteachers when sending an excluded pupil home is ill-advised, the National Headteachers Association said today following an appeal in the House of Lords. Conservative peer Lord Lupton today encouraged the government to introduce a higher duty of care on headteachers when excluding children under the age of 16 from their schools. This follows reports of London school children being excluded as a result of anti-social behaviour. Lord Lupton said the government should revise regulations so headteachers are required to release excluded pupils to a parent, guardian or approved carer. It was stressed that if there is no responsible adult to take children home following an exclusion, children will be left wandering the streets. The School Exclus...