The Independent reports on a campaign run by the organisation No More Exclusions, which asserts that even students who sexually assault fellow-pupils or teachers should not be excluded from school. SSA UK are very concerned by this.
Our spokeswoman Tanya Carter makes the point that ‘You cannot ‘include’ one child at risk of many others self-excluding or living in climate of fear.’
While we agree that schools should create a culture of consent, schools have children for 9 minutes out of every hour of their lives. It is impossible to develop a school culture that combats what is going on in the other 85% of their lives to an extent there will never be a sexual assault. This is setting schools up for failure and complaints.