Updated the guidance on changes to the school exclusion process during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including changes to the exclusions process from 25 September 2020, clarification on the conditions for virtual governing boards and review panels and procedural guidance on virtual meetings.
Added guidance on changes to school exclusions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Updated the exclusion review process and included non-statutory annexes for headteachers and parents. The changes are factual and aim to provide clarity. They do not change the rights of, or requirements on, schools, children or parents. For use from 1 September 2017.
Added further clarification for anybody reviewing exclusion decisions taken between 5 January and 1 February 2015.
The School Reform Minister Nick Gibb has removed the current guidance to address some issues with process and we will be issuing updated guidance in due course.
Added the document 'Exclusion from maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England: from 5 January 2015'.