Why NME

No More Exclusions (NME) is a newly established not for profit community interest group that will use advice, advocacy, campaigning work and parent support to tackle the escalating number of school exclusions across the country, especially the disproportionally high rate of excluded black Africans/Caribbean, mixed race and working class children. (The Centre for Research in Race and Education 2018)

As evidence shows that there is a strong link between exclusions, mental health and youth offending we aim to create long-term change by addressing the root cause of the problem: the practice of institutional racism, unconscious bias, negative stereotyping and low teachers’ expectations.

Who We Are

NME was set up in October 2018 by a number of concern individuals educationalist; Ex- Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) students; Parents and Trade Unionists who, recognised the children and young people referred to Pupil Referral Units (PRU)/Alternative Provision’s (AP) from there original referring schools were failing to understand the underlying wider causes, such as witnessing domestic violence’s, being a young carer or poor housing that got them into trouble in the first place. In response to these concerns of ex-PRU/ AP students and tutors about the rise of school exclusions of BAME and White working class children. NME is in the early stages of becoming a national campaign in the UK. Our aim is to change the law on the practice of excluding black Africans/Caribbean, mixed race and working class children from the mainstream school system, rather than placing them in Pupil Referral Units.

What we want

NME is a small and growing movement – we need your help more than just cash! Be part of our collective of volunteers organisers, representative based in the UK.

Be part of a collective of joined-up strategic thinkers, doers and a conversation on the racial oppression of the white British legacy on our communities.

 

NME Work

No More Exclusions is organised around The following four core strands:
  1. Youth Development and Youth Voice
  2. Parental Advocacy and Partnerships
  3. Teacher Training and Curriculum
  4. Law and Policy Change