Pupil Exclusions

Department for Education written question – answered on 1st October 2019.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of exclusions of young people from mainstream education.

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

The Department is clear that permanent exclusion should only be used as a last resort and exclusion from school should not mean exclusion from education.

The Department is taking forward an ambitious programme of reform which will respect head teachers’ powers to use exclusion, while equipping schools to support children at risk of exclusion and ensuring excluded children continue to receive a good education.

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