Exploring context, factors and approaches to educational exclusions and absences

This project aims to explore the variation between schools and local authorities in their policies and practice in relation to temporary exclusions and authorised/unauthorised absence in a natural policy experiment using linked longitudinal administrative data.

Research focus

This project examines the factors below:

  • the variation between schools and local authorities in their policies and practice in relation to temporary exclusions and authorised/unauthorised absences
  • the role of family circumstances including material poverty and associated factors (e.g. unemployment, disability) on exclusions and absences
  • the impact of absences and exclusions on young people’s educational outcomes and post-school destinations

Data this research aims to link and analyse

  • Education data (SQA qualifications, absence and exclusions)
  • ISD health datasets: Child Health Systems Programme (CHSP) data
  • Homelessness dataset
  • 2001 & 2011 Census
  • Health and Wellbeing Census

Research team

Project lead: Professor Morag Treanor, Lee Williamson, Patricio Troncoso 

Publications and outputs

When publications or outputs are available, they will be shared here. For more information about this project, please contact us.

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