Contact: Furzana Shah / Karen Roper
Tel: 01274 439331 / 01274 439333
The latest guidance on exclusions (2017) may be downloaded
here. Exclusion Procedures should be followed in all cases -
click here for the table. For advice and guidance on all pupil exclusion matters please contact either Karen Roper or Furzana Shah on the email address above.
Decisions to exclude pupils from school are made by the Headteacher. There are three types of exclusion fixed term, lunchtime and permanent exclusion. in cases of permanent exclusion only should the
Ex1 form be completed and sent to the local authority exclsuion team
firstname.lastname@example.org via secure email.
From the1st April 2019 schools are no longer required to send paper/electronic copies of the EX1 form and parent letter to the Local Authority for Fixed and Lunchtime Exclusions.
These two types of exclusion require schools to record them on Capita via their schools' data management system and send the exclusion letter to parents.
These are short-term exclusions and pupils are given a date for return to school.
Pupils whose behaviour is disruptive at lunchtime and are excluded for the lunchtime session count as a fixed period exclusion of ½ day. A return date should be given to parents in the letter informing them of the lunchtime exclusion period.
For Permanent Exclusions schools are required to inform the Local Authority on the day the decision is made.
Schools must send a completed
Ex1 form, a copy of the Headteacher letter and form Ex3 to the Admissions and
Exclusion Team via secure email (Galaxkey) to
Witness statements where possible should be obtained.
In the event of a permanent exclusion educational provision is organised by Children's Services, Admissions and Exclusions Team from day 6.
Day 6 Provision - Children's Services Guidance
For all excluded pupils, the laws states the Headteacher must write to parents straight away stating:
- The type of exclusion imposed
- The reason for the exclusion
- When the pupil may return to school if it is a fixed term exclusion
- How parents can appeal against the exclusion
Model Letters are provided below:
Letter 1 - Fixed-period exclusion of 5 days or less, and where a public examination is NOT missed
Letter 2 - Fixed-period exclusion of 6 to 15 days, or where cumulative exclusions in the same term fall within
Letter 3 - Fixed-period exclusion of 16 or more days or where cumulative exclusions in the same term are 16
days or more
- Permanent exclusion letter to parent
Letter 5 - Notification of PDC decision upholding permanent exclusion
Letter 6 - Notification of PDC decision - re-instatement
Enclosed with each letter should be a copy of the
Guidance for Parents Leaflet.
Pupils with SEND
Pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) should not be permanently excluded in the first instance. School should make a fixed term exclusion and contact the SEND officer for an urgent review of the EHCP.
Bradford's Head teacher and Governor exclusion checklist can be found
Statutory guidance is attached underneath:
Annex A -
A summary of the governing board's duties to review the head teacher's exclusion decision
Annex B -
A non-statutory guide for head teachers
Annex C -
A guide for parents/carers
Pastoral Support Programme Pro Forma
Understanding Exclusions and The Governor Role at Pupil Disciplinary Committees
Description of training
The role of Governors in overseeing exclusions is not one many governors have experience of when they offer their support to schools. This course will look at exclusions (both fixed term and permanent), the legislation and guidance around this connected
to schools’ policies and the impact on students, families and schools. There will be a particular emphasis on the role of Governors in the permanent exclusion process and independent review to ensure this difficult process is undertaken in a transparent and
fair way supporting Governors to make decisions at the Pupil Disciplinary Committee with increased confidence.
School Governing bodies and trust boards. It may also be suitable for senior leaders in school so they understand the permanent exclusion process in detail.
£400 up to a max of 20 staff.
£500 up to a max of 40 staff.
Exclusions Training Booking Form
Admissions and Exclusion Team
First Floor Margaret McMillan Tower