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Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Disabilities are much more likely to be excluded from school than their classmates. This guide explains what exclusion is, when it can happen, and what your or your child’s rights are.
Permanent and fixed term are the only types of exclusion from a school which are lawful.
Only the head teacher of a school (or the teacher in charge of a pupil referral unit or the principal of an academy) can exclude a pupil. A head teacher can exclude a pupil because:
Our in-depth guide has lots more information on when and how a school can exclude you or your child and what your rights are if you have been excluded or are threatened with exclusion. Download it below.