Governors' exclusions panel: procedures
As 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' role in exclusions
- Set the date and time
- Send out the papers and evidence
- Know who must, and may, attend
- Procedure for the meeting: flowchart
- Deal with disruptions
- Take minutes
- Consider these points when making a decision
- Notify parties about the decision
- Ensure the pupil's name is removed from the school register, where appropriate
Unless stated otherwise, the information in this article is taken from the Department for Education's statutory guidance on exclusions.
Governors' role in exclusions
When a pupil is excluded, the governing board has a duty to consider parents' representations about the exclusion. This duty is often delegated to a committee convened specifically for that purpose, which we refer to here as the 'exclusions panel'.
As a governor, it’s very likely you’ll be asked to consider an exclusion at some point in your service.
Read this article if you want to understand when a pupil may be excluded, and how the overall process works.
Set the date and time
The time limit is 15 school days