Suspensions and exclusions

  • Independent review panels: membership and procedures
    Parents 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). Find out what to expect from the IRP and what the outcomes might be.
  • Off-rolling: how to identify and prevent it
    Ofsted will look for evidence of 'off-rolling'. Find out what it is – and what it isn't. See what measures your board can put in place to hold your senior leaders to account and prevent off-rolling in your school.
  • Suspending or excluding a pupil
    Understand the statutory framework surrounding exclusions and what you might be asked to do as part of the exclusions process. Download our suspensions and exclusions process flowchart to get up to speed quickly.
  • Suspensions and exclusions
    Read a short summary of the rules around suspension and exclusion, including the governing board's responsibilities.