These two newspaper articles explore alternative approaches to suspending students as a disciplinary measure.
“Help disruptive students, don’t just suspend them”
This article from The Conversation quotes extensive research that shows suspension doesn’t work in the long term.
“School Principals want more alternatives to suspension”
This article from the Sydney Morning Herald reports on an investigation into behaviour policies in NSW public schools. Principals and specialist staff told the investigation that they wanted better alternatives to suspensions, or more options to try before they sent students home.
For general information about school suspensions in Victoria, see our “Suspension from school” page.