Before deciding whether to exclude a child from school headteachers should refer to the 2012 Statutory Guidance on the Department for Education website
For further guidance on the correct procedures please follow the advice below.
Exclusions (Fixed term or permanent)
The Department for Education (DfE) provides statutory guidance on exclusion from maintained schools, academies and pupil referrals in England: A guide for those with legal responsibilities in relation to exclusion
It provides statutory guidance to which headteachers, governing bodies, local authorities, academy trusts, independent review panel members, independent review panel clerks and special educational needs experts must have regard when carrying out their functions in relation to exclusions.
East Sussex County Council supplementary guidance
The East Sussex Exclusions Guidance provides information and templates to assist you in meeting your statutory obligations.
Informing ESCC about an exclusion
Schools must inform ESCC Children's Services (within 24 hours of issuing the notice of exclusion to parents) by emailing the EXNO1 form and a copy of the letter sent to the parents to: