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New school exclusion guidance from DfE

New guidance on school exclusions came into force on 5 January.

The guidance highlights an amendment to regulations, clarifying the day from which, in certain cases, suitable full-time education must be provided for pupils of compulsory school age who have been excluded. A governing body’s duty to arrange education from the sixth day of a fixed period exclusion would be triggered by consecutive fixed period exclusions totalling more than five days.

The guidance has also been updated in a small number of areas to provide clarification on:

  • the power to exclude
  • independent review panel processes
  • governing body reconsideration

The full guidance is available here.


Page Published: 13/01/2015