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Pinball Kids - RSA Report Launch Event on School Exclusions - Thursday 19th March 2020

In 2018, the RSA embarked on an 18-month project, examining how children most at risk of being suspended or expelled from school can be better supported to thrive in education.


There will be a launch event on Thursday 19 March 2020 to discuss the report and its findings. 


Disadvantaged students are four times more likely to be permanently excluded from school than their peers. Just 6% of pupils who experience a permanent exclusion pass their GCSE English and maths.

The RSA Pinball Kids report examines the factors that contribute to this picture and how the rising number of exclusions can be tackled. Through interviews with teachers, young people and councils, and visits to schools, we explored key issues and uncovered examples of best practice.                                                 

In a panel chaired by Laura Partridge (lead researcher), the findings and recommendations of the report will be discussed by a range of voices. Panellists to be confirmed shortly.
Questions are encouraged and there will be time to reflect and debate this complex and challenging issue. After the panel, drinks will be provided, allowing time to meet and discuss with other people interested in this topic.


We are excited to share our report with you and discuss how we can take action on this crucial issue together. Leeds City Council and local schools have been key partners in researching this subject, and we look forward to an evening which builds on the ongoing local conversation as well as explores the wider national debate.

To register for a free ticket, please follow the 'Book Now' link below.

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: networks@rsa.org.uk. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.


Location: South Bank room, The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ


When: Thursday 19th March 2020 at 6pm - 7.30pm



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