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Stop expelling troublesome pupils....

Stop expelling troublesome pupils....

Stop expelling troublesome pupils to boost league table performance, the chief inspector will say, as she denounces the practise of “off rolling”.

Headteachers who try to “game” the system by pushing out youngsters who they fear may drag down the school’s ranking have “lost sight of the purpose of education”, Amanda Spielman will say. 

Her comments come after research revealed that off rolling - where pupils are expelled before they sit their GCSEs at the end of Year 11 - is on the rise, particularly among children with special educational needs (SEND).

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