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Download Exclusions BookletA brief guide for parents and young people.

This booklet does not apply to 16‐19 Academies or 6th Form Colleges.

Exclusion is a serious step for a head teacher to take and can be very worrying for both child and parents. Head teachers should consider why the incident took place e.g. bullying.

Children should only be excluded if:

Children can be excluded for their behaviour outside school

Children should not be excluded for:

An exclusion cannot be lengthened until the pupil meets certain conditions, e.g. admitting guilt or apologising.

You should not be asked to keep a child at home because:

If a child has SEN, school should be checking they are having the right support to avoid exclusion.If they have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or still have a Statement an interim review should be held if they are at risk of being excluded.

Use the links below to each further section of this information booklet or alternatively use the link on the top right to download a printable pdf version (this will open in a new tab/window).