Haringey records low suspension and exclusion rates, surpassing national average

Schools across Haringey are celebrating exceptionally low rates of suspensions and permanent exclusions.
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In the Spring Term of 2022/23, both primary and secondary schools scored well-below national average as well as neighbouring boroughs Hackney, Islington and Enfield.

In February 2020, Haringey Council launched 'Model for Change' which was designed to implement a more robust multiagency strategy as well as improve schools’ ability to effectively support students who are at risk of exclusion.

The council conducted a comprehensive review of all alternative provisions for both primary and secondary students and this led to the development of the Haringey Learning Partnership and the Primary Nurture Hub. These efforts have strengthened the support available to children, young people, and their families.

By establishing various in-house provisions and services, the council have been able to offer outreach support and early intervention to assist schools. Collaborating with schools has also played a vital role as it has enhanced support systems and in time prevented children and young people from being at risk.

Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Families, Cllr Zena Brabazon, said: 

Over the past couple of years, we have worked really hard to support our schools and provide our children with the best possible education and implement our ‘Model for Change’.

This has focused on reshaping alternative provision, with the central aim of ensuring our young people remain in an educational setting. We know this is key to their future and this highlights our unwavering dedication to invest in every child and give them the tools they need to flourish.

The reduction in exclusions vindicates our approach. It is a great step in the right direction but of course, the work in on-going. Working with our schools, families and other agencies, we will continue to develop a more inclusive education system for our most vulnerable children and young people.


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