In my current role within the school I continue to see certain pupils names appearing on the excluded list with worrying regularity. As a result I looked into this further and as a result I submitted a proposal to the Senior Management Team. This proposal suggested that after several exclusions the pupil should be referred to me so as to follow a programme of behavioural input so that they were more able to identify the triggers and roots of their own behaviour. What also became apparent was that their behaviours were potentially 'masking' a learning need which I could then refer onto the Principle Teacher of Pupil Support. I now run this programme and in the next school year this programme has been given the green light to be expanded in an attempt to raise attainment in those disaffected and disengaged learners who persistently use inappropriate behaviour in the classroom.
I would be interested to hear others views on this please.