Children and young people in the news
Commissioner mention: Thousands of students are being illegally excluded (SecEd)
The scale of illegal exclusions across England's schools has been revealed in a report that says the education of thousands of children is being affected by the practice.
Commissioner mention: Call to fine schools over illegal exclusions (BBC News Online)
Schools should be heavily fined if they falsify registers to cover up illegal exclusions, the children's commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, says.
Commissioner mention: Schools tricking Ofsted inspectors by sending problem pupils home (The Independent)
Illegal practices uncovered during investigation - which includes a survey of 1,000 teachers.