There's been a spike in the number of permanent exclusions from England's schools, with heads blaming cuts to mental health and behaviour programmes.
The Department for Education figures show a 15% rise in the number of pupils expelled from state schools between 2015-6 and 2016-7, from 6,685 to 7,720.
The expulsion rate is low overall, however, with 0.1% of pupils affected - up from 0.08% the previous year.
The government said schools should only permanently exclude as a last resort.
It added that it supported teachers in taking…