Research into how effective the school exclusion trial was at finding alternative provision for pupils who were excluded from school.
This evaluation looks at the effect the school exclusion trial had on:
- local authorities
- alternative provision (AP) settings
The trial tested the benefits of giving schools greater responsibility for meeting the needs of permanently excluded pupils and pupils at risk of permanent exclusion. This includes giving schools funding for commissioning AP for excluded pupils.
AP settings are places that provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school.