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How often have you heard or read the word "exclusion" recently? I’d hazard a guess that it’s a lot more than last year. I’d also guess that more so than in previous years, you’ve said (or thought): “I’ve never come across a child like this before...” The problem is, as Professor Barry Carpenter said recently, that we have 21st-century children and a 20th-century education system. It’s one that doesn’t recognise, or cater, for the children that we’ve "never come across before".

Bad behaviour is born out of frustration, anxiety, anger and shattered self-esteem. Predictably, this then results in temporary or permanent exclusion.

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