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2017 Government Guidance for Schools, Academies and PRUs

This guidance details the legal responsibilities for those who exclude students from educational settings, including:

  • headteachers
  • local authorities
  • governing bodies
  • academy trusts
  • independent review panel members
  • independent review panel clerks
  • special educational needs experts


It governs the exclusion of pupils from:

  • local-authority-maintained schools
  • academies and free schools
  • pupil referral units


Statutory guidance sets out what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law.

05 Sep 2019

Sharon Grainger
Exclusions and Reintegration
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