New statutory guidance came into force on 1st September 2022.
Use the previous guidance for pupils suspended or excluded before 1st September 2022
Suspensions and exclusions process: flowchart
Suspensions and exclusions are heavily regulated. All of the information in this article can be found in the statutory guidance on suspension and exclusion, published by the Department for Education (DfE).
To get started, take a look at our flowchart setting out the process schools must follow when suspending or permanently excluding a pupil.
Only headteachers or acting headteachers can decide to suspend or