Give your views and experiences on exclusion to new review by 6th May
3 April 2018
The government announced in March that they were taking a range of steps to try to improve the educational experience of children with additional needs and challenges (including SEND but not only this). As one part of this they have asked Edward Timpson CBE, a former Government Children’s Minister to lead a review into school exclusions.
To kick off this review he is seeking views and evidence on school exclusion practice in England. The review will explore the drivers of exclusion rates and, in particular, the factors leading to the disproportionate exclusion of some groups of pupils. Amongst others, this includes pupils from certain ethnic groups; pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years; those with special educational needs; looked after children; and children in need.
Parents and children who have been affected by exclusion are invited to use this online link to give their experiences and views https://consult.education.gov.uk/school-absence-and-exclusions-team/exclusions-review-call-for-evidence/consultation/intro/ by 6th May.
For more information about why they are doing this review and the scope of it look here https://consult.education.gov.uk/school-absence-and-exclusions-team/exclusions-review-call-for-evidence/