Schools within our trust:

Engage Academy

Reach Academy

Ethos College

Ethos Academy Trust

Knowles Hill Road, Dewsbury Moor,
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 4QS

Permanent Exclusions

Good discipline in schools is essential to ensure that all pupils can benefit from the opportunities provided by education. The Government supports Head Teachers in using exclusion as a sanction where it is warranted. However, the decision to permanently exclude a child from school should only be taken in response to a serious breach or persistent breaches of the school’s behaviour policy; and where allowing the child to remain in school would seriously harm the education or welfare of the pupil or others in the School. The decision to exclude must be lawful, reasonable and fair. Schools have a statutory duty not to discriminate against pupils on the basis of protected characteristics, such as disability or race.

Following a government consultation earlier this year, the Department for Education (DfE) has now published revised statutory guidance on exclusions for maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England – September 2017

To support head teachers & governing bodies BrowneJacobson (legal experts in education) have published a guide that explains the key changes to ensure that schools are prepared to take and review exclusion decisions under the new guidance. See link below.

Click here for summary of key changes

All permanent exclusions must be considered by the Governing Board and parents have the right to make representations at this meeting. If the Governing Board refuses readmission of an excluded pupil, parents can request for this decision to be reviewed by an Independent Review Panel.

Child Law Advice (a registered charity) – ‘provide information about when a child can be excluded and the obligations of the school to review an exclusion and the right to appeal an exclusion’.

Click here for advice

Parents can contact KIAS for advice

Click HERE for contact details

Children with EHCP’s – Parents can contact SENACT for advice

Click HERE for contact details

The National Autistic Society produce detailed information for parents on their website. Click here for information