Teachers blame obsession with exams as number of pupils being expelled soars



Teachers blame obsession with exams as number of pupils being expelled soarsLatest figures show 35 pupils a day being expelled, and those with special educational needs are seven times more likely to be banned.

Teachers have warned their schools are becoming “exam factories”, turning children off education, as new figures showed 35 pupils a day are now being permanently excluded.

Government statistics from 2015-16 show an almost 16 per cent rise in pupils being banned from school than in the year before.

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