Exclusion from school

Your responsibilities and rights

Your responsibilities

During the first 5 days of any exclusion, you are responsible for ensuring that your child is not found in a public place during school hours.

If a child is excluded for 6 days or more, you are responsible for ensuring the child attends the alternative education provided.

Your rights

You may wish to contact the school and ask to discuss the situation. The school may hold a reintegration meeting with you at the end of any fixed-term exclusion, but you are not legally required to attend this meeting if you do not wish to do so.

If the exclusion is for 5 days or less in a term you have the right to make written representations.

If the exclusion is for more than 5 days in a term, you have the right to ask to meet with the Discipline Committee.

If the exclusion is for more than 15 days in a term, or permanent, then you should be invited to a meeting of the Discipline Committee.

Any written evidence and information included in the Discipline Committee should be sent to all parties at least 5 days in advance of the meeting. You are also entitled to send to the Discipline Committee a written statement or any other evidence you wish to present.

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