School exclusions review

ASCL welcomes the opportunity to submit evidence to this timely and important review.

However ASCL believes that the terms of reference are not broad enough to cover the full range of issues. We have therefore highlighted, in Section C below, a number of key areas for consideration which we believe the review should include to ensure this issue is fully addressed.

In our evidence we have used the term ‘exclusions’ to cover both fixed term and permanent exclusions. We note also that many schools use the term ‘exclusion’ to describe internal exclusions which they use as part of their approach to managing behaviours.

Read the full response here.