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Martin Godwin I recently found myself teaching maths in an art resources room. Children slotted themselves between shelves and half used buckets of clay as I wrote the number 4.
We had left our classroom a few minutes earlier because one of the children, who has a high level of special educational needs SENgot upset and started throwing things at other students. As the children chattered away — carrying on as normal — I thought about how sad it was that the lesson had been so interrupted.
Even sadder still was the fact that students no longer seemed surprised by this; disruption had become the norm. The Conservative government has proposed to give schools the right to exclude students without having to go through an appeals panel administered by the local authority.
But will lowering the threshold in this way lead to us giving up too easily on vulnerable children and those with special needs? I work in an area with high levels of SEN and I have followed the changing guidelines with mixed feelings.
Children with SEN, even under the original now current again guidelines, were already much more likely to be excluded. From to5, pupils were permanently excluded and more than two thirds of these children had some form of SEN. And statistics for toshow that children with SEN were much more likely to receive a fixed term exclusion compared with students with no SEN.
Children in care are 10 times as likely to be asked to leave school, children from Afro-Carribean backgrounds six times more likely and exclusions in deprived areas are consistently higher than wealthier areas. But all children have a right to an education, not just the ones with well-educated parents who can help with homework.
From this vantage, the new exclusion guidelines may seem like a breach of human rights. In reality, however, things are not that simple. Children in poorer areas already have challenges to overcome — the last thing they need to worry about is whether or not they will be hit by a chair when their classmate gets angry.
Two of these students joined the school recently because they were excluded from their previous provisions. I suspect that this situation would not arise at the middle class schools down the road. In fact, when one of my most challenging boys planned on moving house, the head at his new school offered to pay for a taxi to drive him back to us an hour each way every day, rather than meet his needs.
Lessons are consistently interrupted by inappropriate behaviour, ranging from the slightly distracting child A likes to give other children back rubs during maths class to verging on dangerous child B moves from throwing blue tack to throwing furniture with unnerving rapidity. I still want to believe in inclusion.
I also want to be the teacher that helps them achieve as well as peers from wealthier backgrounds. Not a very good answer, but the best answer available considering the circumstances. The bottom line is that whatever we do, if we exclude the most vulnerable children or decide to keep them in the classroom, children from deprived backgrounds will get the short end of the stick.
Is this really the best we can do? Twenty four children and I eagerly await an answer from the back of the art store room. Caitlin Prentice is a primary school teacher in Oxfordshire.
Follow us on Twitter via GuardianTeach. Join the Guardian Teacher Network for lesson resources, comment and job opportunitiesdirect to your inbox.A student should be asked to leave class if he or she engages in disruptive behavior that impedes your ability to teach the class productively.
You have the right to contact the University Police if the student refuses to leave. Teacher should have the authority to remove disruptive students from the classroom because the learning environment may have the potential to become disrupted and not effective.
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