Pupil Exclusions

Department for Education written question – answered on 19th October 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of school exclusions.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department supports head teachers using exclusion where this is warranted.

In March, the Government launched an externally-led review of exclusions practice, led by Edward Timpson CBE. The review will explore how head teachers use exclusion, and why pupils with particular characteristics are more likely to be excluded from school. It will also consider the differences in exclusion rates across primary and secondary schools in England.

The review will report at the beginning of next year. The full terms of reference for the review can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-exclusions-review-terms-of-reference.

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