Exclusion is on the rise again as the number of permanent exclusions has risen from 6,685 in 2015/16 to 7,720 in 2016/17. Meanwhile the number of fixed rate exclusions from state funded primary, secondary and special schools has increased from 339,360 in 2015/16 to 381,865 in 2016/17.

In this presentation we will consider a range of the issues around exclusion including current policies and procedures. We will outline ways to reduce school exclusion through proactive systems and strategies and will focus on the key reason for the majority of school fixed term and permanent exclusions: Persistent Disruptive Behaviour

Issues to be discussed include:

  •  The Edward Timpson Exclusion report and the key issues outlined
  • School exclusions guidance for Headteachers and Governors
  • Current research on school exclusions and the link with mental health
  • Effectively tackling low level, defiant, demanding and disruptive behaviour
  • Making reasonable adjustments for pupils with additional needs
  • Strategies for engaging disengaged pupils and boosting attendance
  • The link between Bullying and Exclusion
  • Working with families to improve behaviour and reduce Exclusion