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What happens when your child is excluded from school and who you can contact about exclusions.
What happens when my child is excluded from school?
A child who gets into serious trouble at school can be excluded for a fixed period of time.
Schools can exclude a child if:
Some other points to bear in mind are that:
The school should call you on the day an exclusion is given and follow up with a letter including information on:
Information on fixed period exclusions can be found on the following website:
A school will usually only permanently exclude a child as a last resort, after trying to improve the child's behaviour through other means. However, there are exceptional circumstances in which a headteacher may decide to permanently exclude a pupil for a 'one-off' offence.
If your child has been permanently excluded, be aware that:
the school's governing body is required to review the headteacher's decision and you may meet with them to explain your views on the exclusion
if the governing body confirms the exclusion, you can appeal to an independent appeal panel organised by the local authority
the school must explain in a letter how to lodge an appeal
the local authority must provide full-time education from the sixth day of permanent exclusion.
Information on permanent exclusion can be found at the following website:
Information for parents whose children have been excluded from schools in England (external website)
As a parent, who can I contact about exclusions?
As from 1 October, 2011 parents need to contact The Children's Legal Centre who aims to provide free legal advice and information to parents on education matters.
They can be contacted on 0808 8020 008 or via their website:
The advice line is open from 9.00 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday.
Please contact the local authority for advice on exclusions and the guidance:
Sue Pearce, exclusion and re-integration officer
Tel: (01482) 392146
East Riding SENDIASS
Tel: (01482) 396469
Text: 07507 310273