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DfE consultation on exclusions from schools and PRUs

22 December 2011

The DfE has published a consultation on the revised statutory guidance and regulations for school exclusions. They are inviting views on its revised guidance for exclusions from schools and pupil referral units and also the draft School Discipline Regulations 2012. The consultation closes on 17 February 2012, so now is the time to review the draft and add your comments.

There are some interesting changes proposed. The main themes are the way permanent exclusions are challenged, the introduction of independent review panels, time limits on decision making and the ability for a special educational needs expert to attend an IRP. The government's drive to reduce red tape and slim-down guidance is clear to see in this consultation - 35 pages of new guidance compared to the 80 pages in the 2008 version. We all want short, concise guidance, but we all want it to do the job too. Let's hope size has not prevailed over quality.

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