All maintained schools, academies, free schools and pupil referral units in England are required to follow the exclusions guidance.

The inclusion team oversees and administers the Statutory Exclusion process for Staffordshire County Council. It also provides support to schools to prevent exclusions and offers practical help and guidance.

See our Information for Parents Exclusions Explained in our download section.



Head teachers, Governing Bodies, Local Authorities, and Academy Trusts, Independent Review Panel members, Independent Review Panel clerks and Special Educational needs experts must have regard to this guidance when carrying out their functions in relation to all exclusions.

Statutory guidance about School Exclusions are available to view on the Central Government website. View the statutory guidance.

Parents and carers can find useful information, frequently asked questions, and where to go to for support in our exclusions explained guide.

Further information  can be found on the:

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