Support for pupils at risk of exclusion
Before deciding whether to exclude a child from school:
- Explore all other measures to support the pupil.
- Headteachers should refer to the statutory guidance: School suspensions and permanent exclusions| GOV.UK
Additional needs plan (ANP)
A pupil who has had several fixed-period exclusions, and is at risk of more, may have special educational needs. They should have an additional needs plan.
This school-based plan is to help a pupil manage their behaviour.
Process for suspensions or permanent exclusions
If you still plan to exclude the pupil, follow the procedure in the statutory guidance:
This is for maintained schools, academies, free schools and pupil referral units.
It explains your legal responsibilities.
For information and templates to help meet your statutory obligations, read the:
East Sussex exclusions guidance [867.5 KB] [doc]
Informing the council about an exclusion
You must inform Children's Services within 24 hours of issuing the notice of exclusion to parents.
Complete the EXNO1 Exclusions notification form [80.0 KB] [docx].
Email the form and a copy of the letter you sent to the parents to: SchoolPex@eastsussex.gov.uk
Contact for exclusions advice
Phone: 01273 481 967
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