August 1, 2013


Having to exclude a child can be a difficult decision for a headteacher to make, and not one which is made lightly. If you feel you have no other alternative but to exclude, thoughts will turn to making sure that the decision is legally defensible.

This is a step-by-step guide to the exclusions process, which is new from September 2012.

the decision to exclude

informing the parents

responsibilities towards excluded pupils

preparing for the governing body review

The Governing Body review

After the Governing Body review

Arranging a Review Panel

Preparing for a Review Panel

At the Review Panel

After the Review Panel