After the headteacher’s decision to exclude

After the headteacher’s decision to exclude

This stage of the School Exclusions Hub provides advice on steps to be taken in the period of time between a headteacher imposing an exclusion and the governing board hearing. This time provides an opportunity to collect the information and evidence you will need to challenge the exclusion effectively. 

This stage is also an opportunity to work with the headteacher and the local education authority to try to find an alternative to a permanent exclusion. The headteacher can be encouraged to withdraw the exclusion or agree to an alternative option such as a managed move. 

This information is correct at the time of writing, 5th September 2023. The law in this area is subject to change.

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