Support and guidance
You can find what will happen next in the process and who you can contact for help and support.
When your child is suspended or permanently excluded from school it can be a very difficult, upsetting and worrying time for you, your child and your family.
In most cases, other action should have been tried before suspending or excluding a pupil, however; it might be necessary for the Head Teacher to take immediate action if:
- There have been breaches to the school’s behaviour policy
- Allowing the pupil to remain in school would seriously harm the welfare of the pupil or others or staff
Any suspension or permanent exclusion should be issued on the principles of being rational, reasonable, fair and proportionate. Suspensions and permanent exclusions must be recorded officially to help identify where support is needed and allow everybody the opportunity to exercise their rights.
There are two types of exclusion:
Suspension Where your child has been suspended for a fixed number of days and will return to school
Permanent Where your child is excluded permanently and would not return to the school
Information about alternatives to suspensions or permanent exclusions:
There can be alternatives to suspensions or permanent exclusions within the school or through Fair Access; including managed moves or alternative provisions.