Last reviewed on 10 May 2019
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The Timpson review has set out several recommendations to reform exclusion practice. Get up to speed on the government's response and what changes you can expect as a result of the review.

What it is

In March 2018 the government commissioned a review of school exclusion to:

  • Study current exclusion practice
  • Understand why some groups of pupils are more likely to be excluded

The results were published on 7 May 2019 and included 30 recommendations "that seek to ensure that exclusion is used consistently and appropriately, and that enable our schools system to create the best possible conditions for every child to thrive and progress."

If you want to read the full report, you can find it here. We summarise the key outcomes below.

What the government has promised

Support headteachers to maintain safe and orderly environments for the benefit of all pupils and staff Support schools to put effective interventions in place to give pupils at risk of exclusion the best chance to succeed Provide greater clarity on