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Challenging ideas about disaffection: Maximising policy and practice impact

This study explored the experiences, personal identifications and meanings drawn on by pupils at risk of school exclusion

This ESRC-funded project built on another study. The aim was to produce targeted policy and practice resources in collaboration with Kids Company, a charity supporting challenged and challenging children and young people, as well as their service users and other specialist practitioners.

Two core products were devised as an outcome of a co-ordinated programme of knowledge exchange:

  1. A policy directed 'Manifesto for Learning'.
  2. A practitioner directed 'Reflexive Toolkit' to prompt and facilitate critical, reflexive awareness among teachers and other professionals working with pupils at risk of school exclusion.

Project partners were Kids Company and St Mary's school in Croydon.

The project was carried out on behalf of LSBU's Families and Social Capital Research Group.

To find out more about this work, contact Dr Yvonne Robinson or search our People Finder for academics researching in this area.