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Timpson Review of School Exclusion

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:34 pm on 7th May 2019.

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Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Secretary of State for Education 5:34 pm, 7th May 2019

I am very clear that the ultimate decision to expel a child—a decision that is always taken with a very heavy heart when it needs to happen, after many other options have been looked at—is for that headteacher and that school. However, we want schools to work co-operatively, and there are some great examples of that around the country, including at both maintained schools and academies. Of course, local authorities also play an important role in that regard.