Lambeth school reduces permanent exclusions to zero with ‘inclusion unit’

Headteacher David Boyle said: “When I became head in 2004, Dunraven was one of the highest excluders in London with 510 fixed term exclusions and five permanent exclusions that year.”

The game changer came in 2012 when Boyle created a separate on-site inclusion unit called the Base that would provide tuition for children at risk of permanent exclusion, with the aim of supporting rather than punishing them, and then reintegrating them back into the mainstream school.

Yet neither the Government nor Ofsted give Dunraven any special incentive for pursuing their inclusion agenda.