What is Exclusion?

Occasionally a child or young person may be excluded. This means they are not allowed to attend school for a few days. Schools will only use exclusion as a last resort and after a range of other measures have been tried. Exclusion should allow for further planning and assessment and also an opportunity for reflection for the child or young person involved.

Schools are required to follow local procedures when excluding a child or young person. Parents/carers will be contacted and informed of the reasons to exclude in writing, learning activities appropriate to the individual’s age and stage will be provided and a date agreed to return to school. Details of the appeal process are included in initial letter from school.

A conversation will take place to plan for a positive return to school.

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