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Exclusion of pupils in schools
Q: What is an exclusion?
A: A disciplinary measure that the Head Teacher uses to deal with unacceptable behaviour. There are three types of exclusion
Q: When is a decision taken to exclude a pupil?
A: A decision to exclude a pupil permanently should be taken only in response to serious breaches of the school's behaviour policy and if allowing the pupil to remain in school would seriously harm the education or welfare of the pupils or others in the school.
Q: When is exclusion not appropriate?
A: Exclusion should not be used for:
Q: Who can exclude?
A: Only the headteacher or designated acting headteacher.
Q: How will you know if your child has been excluded?
A: You will receive a letter from the Head Teacher stating the reason for the exclusion and your right to make representations to the Discipline committee of the Governing Body.
Q: What happens to my child's education whilst s/he is excluded?
A: Day 1 to day 5 and day 6 onwards
Q: What is the Pupil Referral Service?
A: The Pupil Referral Service (PRS) is a temporary education provision.
Q: How do I give my views to the Discipline Committee?
A: If you feel that the exclusion is unfair, you should let the Clerk to the Discipline Committee know within 7 days.
Q: What will happen at the Discipline Committee meeting?
A: The Governors may, for:
Q: When will the Discipline Committee tell me their decision?
A: A letter informing you of the Discipline Committee's decision will be sent within 1 school day of the meeting.
Q: What happens if a permanent exclusion is upheld by the Discipline Committee?
A: The Committee's letter will explain your right to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel and the date by which this must be done.
Q: What can I do if the permanent exclusion is upheld?
A: You have a right at any time to try to find a place for your child at another school. The admissions service will help you find a new school for your child.
Q: Where can I get help and further advice?
A: Where can I get help and further advice?
Exclusions Officer Full details for Connie Kondia