School Exclusions Review - Call For Evidence


Edward Timpson CBE is seeking views and evidence on school exclusion practice in England as part of a review of school exclusions.

School exclusion is when headteachers exclude pupils for a fixed period or permanently for disciplinary reasons.

The review will consider the exclusion of groups of pupils that are identified in the national data as more likely to be excluded. For example, those ethnic groups highlighted in the Ethnicity Facts and Figures website; pupils who are eligible for free school meals, or have been eligible for free school meals in the last six years; pupils with special educational needs; looked after children; and children in need.

Edward Timpson CBE writes:

I am seeking views and evidence on the points set out in the scope of this review. This is not a consultation on any specific proposals as the review is in its early stages. Instead, I would like to gather evidence from as wide a range of sources as possible to inform my findings.

I would like to hear from schools, including alternative providers, colleges, education professionals and local authorities about practice and evidence. I would like to hear about the experiences and perspectives of parents, carers and voluntary and community organisations which represent those pupils more likely to be excluded.

I welcome the views of children and young people. There will be further opportunities for children and young people to provide their views during the course of the review but where they would like to take part in this call for evidence I welcome this.

The information gathered through this call for evidence will inform my final report at the end of the year.

This consultation closes at 

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