If your child has been excluded
If your child has been excluded, discuss with him/her what happened, and be clear about next steps to move forward in the best way possible. Make sure that your child’s views are shared with the school, if the school has not yet met with them following the incident.
You may want to contact the school to discuss the reasons for exclusion and to make sure that alternatives to exclusion have been exhausted.
When your child is excluded you should be notified of the details. See our page on the exclusion process to find out what to expect.
During the exclusion
See our information on education and exams during exclusion.
Appealing/Making a representation
If you feel the exclusion is unjust please read our page on appealing against an exclusion.
If the exclusion is for a fixed term, then in most cases the Head Teacher and senior staff will use the period of exclusion to plan for the successful reintegration of your child, including areas where parents may be able to help. This reintegration meeting is usually held on the day the student returns to school. It is very important that you attend this meeting in order to properly discuss the incident leading to the exclusion, any concerns prior to the incident and whether there are any issues occurring outside of school which are having an impact on school behaviour
Schools may decide to implement a Pastoral Support Plan at this meeting in order to get the views of your child and family, as well as professionals who are either already involved in supporting the child or who are planning future support via referral. The purpose of this meeting is to think about and discuss all aspects of your child’s life which would have an impact on his/her educational progress and behaviour, and to set targets and make plans for comprehensive intervention.
Parents should attend any meetings convened to discuss their child’s behaviour, progress and support plans.
- Tel: 020 8489 3873 or 020 8489 5086
- Email: SchoolExclusionEnquiries@haringey.gov.uk
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