Pastoral Support Programmes (PSPs)
DOI link for Pastoral Support Programmes (PSPs)
Pastoral Support Programmes (PSPs) book
As part of the Social Inclusion: Pupil Support guidance, Circulars 10/99 and 11/99 (DfEE 1999a,b), schools are required to put in place strategies to prevent pupils being permanently excluded. This is in response to growing concerns about the long-term social implications of excluding pupils and to research reflecting the key groups of pupils it affects. Young people excluded from school are more likely to:
• be looked after by the local authority • be involved in offending behaviour (65% of school-age offenders
sentenced in court are non-attenders or have been school);
• be from specific at-risk groups: male; black; have a special educational needs;
• experience health and housing problems (INCLUDE 2000).