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Written by Local Democracy Reporter, Marie Sharp<\/b>


Educators need to win the \u2018hearts and minds\u2019 of young people to bring them back into classrooms, a councillor has said.<\/p>\n

Attendance rates at primary and secondary schools across Midlothian have fallen post Covid with more than one in ten secondary pupils not in class.<\/p>\n

And a meeting of Midlothian Council\u2019s cabinet was told incidents of \u2018distress and dysregulated behaviour\u2019 had made the last year challenging for teachers and staff.<\/p>\n

Dysregulated behaviour is described as when a child or young person is unable to regulate their emotional response leading to them becoming overwhelmed and having an outburst or shutting down.<\/p>\n

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