Truancy and exclusion in 2011 12

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Truancy and exclusion from school is strongly correlated with early substance misuse. This presentation looks a the available data from the Department for Education in England about these issues in 2012

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Truancy and exclusion in 2011 12

  1. 1. Drugs, alcohol, truancy and exclusion from secondary school England in 2011-12
  2. 2. • This briefing looks at unauthorised absence and exclusion from secondary schools, based on Department for Education data. • Not being in school as a result of truancy or exclusion is associated with increased risk of substance misuse in secondary school pupils.
  3. 3. Truancy • Pupils that had truanted were: – Twice as likely to be regular smokers – Over one and a half times as likely to have drunk alcohol in the last week – Almost three times as likely to have taken drugs in the last year Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England in 2012
  4. 4. Unauthorised absence from school • Unauthorised absence from school is uncommon; only 1.3% of all sessions were missed as a result of an unauthorised absence. • As a proportion of all absences 22.4% of were unauthorised, but for persistent absentees this rose to 40.9%. • 7.4% of pupils (212,495) are defined as persistent absentees from school. Pupil absence in schools in England, including pupil characteristics
  5. 5. Exclusion • Pupils that had been excluded from school were: – More than three times as likely to be regular smokers – Nearly twice as likely to have taken drugs in the last year Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England in 2012
  6. 6. Reasons for fixed term exclusions • There were 7,360 fixed term exclusions from secondary schools in England as a result of drug and alcohol issues in 2011-12. • This was 3% of the total. 3% Permanent and fixed period exclusions from schools in England: 2011 to 2012 academic year
  7. 7. Reasons for permanent exclusion 7% • In 2011-12 secondary schools made 330 permanent exclusions related to drug and alcohol incidents. This was slightly higher than the 290 in 2010-11. • It represented 7% of the total permanent exclusions in 2011-12. Permanent and fixed period exclusions from schools in England: 2011 to 2012 academic year
  8. 8. Proportion of permanent and fixed term exclusions for drug and alcohol issues 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Permanent Fixed Permanent and fixed period exclusions from schools in England: 2011 to 2012 academic year

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