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Bradford School Exclusions Team

In relation to exclusions the LA and school must have regard to the guidance contained in the Department for Education (DfE) Guidance: Exclusion from Maintained Schools, Academies and Pupil Referral Units in England: Statutory guidance for those with legal responsibilities in relation to exclusion (DfE, September 2017).

View information about Parent Guide to School Exclusions – Frequently Asked Questions

Bradford School Exclusions Team Bradford’s exclusions team is made up of three officers that advise on exclusion from school. Please ring or email for impartial advice on anything to do with your child’s exclusion. Our role is:

  • to make sure that the government’s exclusion guidance is followed to minimise disruption to a pupil’s education;
  • to advise school staff, parents or carers, governors and professionals and others seeking support on the exclusion process;
  • to support schools to use alternatives to exclusion, such as a managed move, look at behaviour as communication and consider underlying needs that develops support and provision captured within documents such as, my support plan (MSP), or pastoral support plans (PSP), phased reintegration/partial-timetables and referrals to other supporting services where appropriate;
  • to provide training to those involved in the exclusion process;
  • to support clerks to the governing board;
  • to monitor all exclusions from maintained schools and academies, and produce data for reporting purposes to the government; and
  • to attend governor meetings related to a permanent exclusions at maintained schools and as an observer at academy schools should parent or carer wish us to attend.

View information about School Exclusion

View information about Types of Exclusion  

View information about what a headteacher or principle should consider before a decision to exclude

View information about Alternatives to Exclusion

View information about Education During an Exclusion

View information about Unofficial or Unlawful Exclusions 

View guidance about Managed Moves 

Additional information can be found within resources at the bottom of the page.

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