(UK) Wales: Schools have double the number of students expelled; more kids with mental health issues

May 4, 2018, (UK) South Wales Argus: Headteacher discusses "significant challenges" facing Cwmbran school … Cllr Caron and Cllr Colette Thomas discussed pupil discipline issues, with the 48 persistent absentees reported in 2016/17 being the second highest across Torfaen secondary schools. In 2016/17 the number of fixed-term exclusions sat at 93, more than double the 42 recorded in the previous year. … The head also noted that there had been an increase in children with anxiety and mental health issues but the school had insufficient staffing to deal with it.