Contact: Margaret Irving / BSS Admin
Tel: 01274 439328 / 01274 439336
City of Bradford MDC
Behaviour Support Service
Fifth Floor Margaret McMillan Tower
The latest guidance on exclusions (2017) may be downloaded
here, and the Exclusion Procedures Table should be followed.
Decisions to exclude pupils from school are made by the Headteacher. There are three types of exclusion which require the completion of an
These are short-term exclusions and pupils are given a date for return to school.
Pupils whose behaviour is disruptive may be excluded for a fixed period of ½ day.
On day 1 of a permanent exclusion, schools must send a completed
Ex1, copy of Headteacher letter and form Ex3 to Behaviour Support Service, Children's Services. Pupil
Witness statements where possible should be obtained.
In the event of a permanent exclusion day 6 provision is organised by Children's Services.
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
Letter 1 - Fixed-period exclusion of less than 6 days, 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 this range
Letter 3 - Fixed-period exclusion of 16 or more days or where cumulative exclusions in the same term are 16 days or more
Letter 4 - 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 SEN
Pupils with SEN statement should not be permanently excluded in the first instance. School should make a fixed term exclusion and contact the SEN officer for an urgent review of the statement.
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.
Single school training –
delivered direct into one school
£400 up to a max of 20 staff.
£500 up to a max of 40 staff.
Up to 5 governing boards e.g. in a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) or Locality Achievement Partnership (LAP) delivered at a venue of your choice. Cluster training enables governors to derive maximum benefit from sharing perspectives while maximising available
expertise and reducing cost.
£280 per school
Behaviour Support Service Exclusions Training Booking Form