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The Department for Education (formerly Department for Children, Schools and Families) produces guidance for schools regarding exclusions.  Headteachers, teachers in charge of a PRU, governing bodies, local authorities (LAs), and Independent Review Panels must use this guidance when making decisions on exclusions and administering the exclusion procedure. This means that, while the guidance doesn't have the force of statute, there is an expectation that it will be followed, unless there is good reason not to.

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Exclusions on Middlesbrough Council website

Page last reviewed: 25/08/2020