Managed moves: schools collaborating for collective gain

Vincent, K. ORCID: 0000-0003-4982-2788, Harris, B., Thomson, P. and Toalster, R., 2007. Managed moves: schools collaborating for collective gain. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 12 (4), pp. 283-297.

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Government guidance in the United Kingdom encourages groups of schools to take collective responsibility for supporting and making provision for excluded pupils and those at risk of exclusion. Managed-moves are one way that some schools and authorities are enacting such guidance. This paper presents the results of an evaluation of one such scheme. The scheme, involving seven neighbouring secondary schools, was nearing its first year of completion. The paper draws primarily on interview data with pupils, parents and school staff to describe a number of positive outcomes associated with the scheme and to explore how these were achieved. We found that while some of these could be attributed directly to the managed-move, others arose from the more inclusive ethos and practices of particular schools. The concepts of tailored support, care and commitment emerged as strong themes that underpinned the various practical ways in which some schools in the cluster were able to re-engage 'at-risk' pupils. As managed moves become more widely practiced it will be important to remember that it is how the move proceeds and develops rather than the move itself that will ultimately make the difference for troubled and troublesome pupils.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Creators: Vincent, K., Harris, B., Thomson, P. and Toalster, R.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 2007
Volume: 12
Number: 4
Rights: © 2007 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: Schools > School of Education
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:45
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:38

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