Making The Difference
The Difference is a two year programme designed to train the next generation of school leaders, upskilled in supporting pupil mental health and reducing exclusion from school. The Difference has been established to improve outcomes for excluded pupils and to reduce exclusion from school.
The Difference is an award winning charity that believes that children who face harmful experiences, mental health challenges and learning difficulties deserve support, not exclusion. The majority of today's prison population were excluded when they were at school. We exist to change this story.
Recent press coverage
Head teachers want to reduce disruption in the classroom. But there is a cost.
Sally Weale, journalist, visits Blackpool PRU with The Difference
At the launch of Joseph Rowntree Foundation's state of the nation report, UK Poverty 2017, the Chair of the Education Select Committee Robert Halfon MP gave the keynote address, identifying the importance of education and equal access.
New report uncovers rising numbers of exclusions of children from marganlsied backgrounds
Excluded children cost the Government £2.1bn every year, while permanent exclusions have risen 40% in the last 3 years
As the number of pupils being permanently excluded from England's schools has risen by a third over three years, Ben, who was expelled at 13, tells his story in his own words.
UK charity aims to recruit and develop teachers specially to help vulnerable pupils at risk of exclusion
Half Of Expelled School Pupils 'Suffer From Mental Health Problems', Say Analysts
Half of pupils who are expelled from school have a mental health issue, researchers have claimed.
IPPR thinktank says permanently excluded children in England face significant disadvantage because of ‘broken system’