Literature review on the disproportionate exclusion from school of certain children and young people in England.
I led a literature review to examine the drivers behind the continuous disproportionate exclusion from school of certain groups of pupils, not least Black Caribbean boys, GRT children and young people, pupils with special needs and those on free school meals. Out literature review formed part of the wider-reaching review by Edward Timpson CBE.
We found over 200 sources fitting the search criteria and time period (2009 to 2018). After careful sifting and prioritising, these were ‘slimmed down’ to 115 references.
Other literature reviews
Over recent years, I conducted a literature review on the ‘home learning environment‘ for Action for Children to inform their policy strategy and priorities; and conducted a joint literature review with Research in Practice and the Council for Disabled Children on peer support for parents of disabled children.
My research and evaluation projects often involve a rapid literature review to set the scene and ensure we build on, rather than duplicate, existing knowledge.