Permanent Exclusion from School: The Views of Pupils and Parents

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King, Sarah 2009. Permanent Exclusion from School: The Views of Pupils and Parents. Prof Doc Thesis University of East London School of Psychology
AuthorsKing, Sarah
TypeProf Doc Thesis

This small-scale qualitative study focused on the experiences of five pupils who had
been permanently excluded from mainstream secondary schools in a large shire county
in England. Each pupil was interviewed, as was one of their parents in order to better
understand the process of permanent exclusion from school.
The three research questions were:
What are young peoples' views of their exclusions?
What are the parent(s)/carer(s) views of the exclusions?
What are pupils and parents perceptions about what needs to be done differently
to prevent young people being permanently excluded from mainstream schools?
The interviews were recorded, transcribed and analysed using thematic analysis. The
following themes were identified in the pupil data: 'school', 'peers', 'pupil attitudes and
perceptions' and 'family'. For the parent data the themes were: 'school', 'peers',
'individual pupil factors', 'family' and 'parental attitudes and perceptions'.
Implications for practice and future research are discussed.

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PrintJun 2009
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Deposited24 Jun 2014
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