Tackling poor pupil attendanceTo tackle poor attendance, try these strategies from an education welfare officer and our associate experts. Read our case study from a school with a high percentage of pupils eligible for the pupil premium.
Excluding a pupilUnderstand the statutory framework surrounding exclusions and what you might be asked to do as part of the exclusions process. Download our exclusions process flowchart to get up-to-speed quickly.
ExclusionsRead a short summary of the rules around exclusion, including the governing board's responsibilities.
Governors' exclusions panel: proceduresAs a governor, you'll most likely be asked to consider an exclusion at some point. Read this to understand the procedures to follow when sitting on the governors' exclusions panel, and see our easy-to-read flowchart.
Governors' exclusions panel: purpose and membershipSome exclusions require consideration by the governing board or a panel convened for this purpose. The panel is sometimes called an exclusions panel or disciplinary committee. Learn when one is required, the timelines for considering different types of exclusions, and who can make up the membership.
Governors' exclusions panel: using evidenceThe governors' exclusions panel will use various forms of evidence to establish the facts in relation to an exclusion. Learn all about the types of evidence you can expect to see and how they're used in considering exclusions.
Independent review panels: membership and proceduresParents have the right to request a review of the governing board's decision not to reinstate a pupil after exclusion. The review is done by an independent review panel (IRP). Learn what to expect from the IRP here.
Notifying parents and governors of an exclusionWhen should we tell parents and governors about exclusions? We summarise the statutory guidance on exclusions from the Department for Education (DfE). We also look at who is responsible for arranging education for pupils who have been excluded.
Off-rolling: governors' briefingThere's been an increasing focus on the practice of 'off-rolling'. The new Ofsted inspection framework has guidelines for reviewing all forms of exclusion, including off-rolling. Find out what it is, which pupils are more likely to be affected, and why it might be happening.