I had written half this blog when I read a moving post called The Outsiders by @dutaut ….beautifully written and linking forgiveness amidst the pitiless horrors of terrorism to a child’s reality of exclusion and separation from his peers. Now my other blog was moaning (again) about budget cuts, rising permanent exclusions, disrespect for the work of our PRU ….all well-worn themes….but this post gave me pause and I pressed the delete button.

Instead I want to focus on what is actually happening in our schools and what we are doing to our children. It is right we should respect and mourn senseless atrocities and deaths of the innocent but I am bewildered by what we are willing to do to innocent children in our society, in our schools because we don’t know what makes them tick and don’t have the money/ time/ inclination to try!

Exclusion isn’t killing but…

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