A headteacher is defending her decision to potentially exclude pupils who repeatedly forget their homework planners or stationery.
Debbie Clinton says she is enforcing basic standards to prepare children for the working world.
The head of Nunthorpe School in Middlesbrough has previously excluded 65 pupils for a day because they weren't wearing the correct uniform.
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