At Grange Park, we are keen to avoid exclusions wherever possible. However, a pupil will be excluded from lessons or school when he/she has breached the school’s behaviour for learning policy seriously or persistently. This is a serious sanction and will be considered in light of the conduct in question and by taking into account the school’s policy.
When deciding whether to exclude a pupil, the headteacher considers the school’s responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010. She will also only exclude after a full investigation has taken place in order to ascertain what has happened and why.
On excluding a pupil, the headteacher will notify parents/carers of the period of the exclusion and the reasons for it.
In the case of fixed–term external exclusions, she will also inform parents/carers of their right to make representations about the exclusion to the Local Board of Governors.
During the external exclusion the pupil is expected to be at home. Parents/carers are required to attend a reintegration meeting following the external exclusion prior to the pupil’s return to lessons.