Exclusion from school or college powerfully affects lives. In this book, three practicing psychologists working with young people in inner cities explore the experiences of people who have been involved with exclusion from school: the child, the family, the excluding school and the receiving unit. Each party tells their own story so although they relate the same events, each story is different. The astonishing complexity of the lives of those excluded is illuminated.
Christopher Arnold is an educational psychologist who has worked with vulnerable young people for more than thirty years.
Jane Yeomans worked extensively as a teacher before becoming a Senior Practitioner Educational Psychologist. She trains teaching assistants.
Sarah Simpson is a clinical psychologist for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council who previously worked in a residential facility for children with emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Mike Solomon is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Tavistock Clinic in London and the London Borough of Camden Secondary Behaviour Support Service.