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. It is being delivered in partnership with the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research.
This project examines:
- 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
The project will analyse data from
- 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
- Project lead: Professor Morag Treanor with Dr Lee Williamson (University of Edinburgh and Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research)
- Project team: Dr Patricio Troncoso
Publications and outputs
The project duration is 1 October 2020 until 31 March 2022. When publications or outputs are available, they will be shared here.