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Exclusion procedures

Background

Good discipline in schools is essential to ensure that all pupils can benefit from the opportunities provided by education. 

This includes having clear policies and procedures in place to manage behaviour. 

Exclusion procedures may form part of the school’s Behaviour Policy. The decision to exclude a pupil must be lawful, reasonable and fair.  Headteachers, Principals, Teachers in Charge of PRUs, GBs, LAs and Independent Review Panels must have regard to the DfE guidance, and in Buckinghamshire, the local guidance (below) when making decisions on exclusions and administering the exclusion procedure.  It is the role of the Governing board to determine whether an excluded pupil should be reinstated.

This involves reviewing the decision of the headteacher and considering the outcome of an independent review panel hearing.

The exclusion procedures are to be reviewed every three years.

Local guidance

Exclusions and Reintegration (SchoolsWeb)

It is recommended that this information should be published on the School’s website.

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