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School exclusions and suspensions update

23 March 2022

The Department for Education has released its consultation on proposed changes to the behaviour, suspension and exclusion framework and guidance.

Watch our on-demand webinar as we explain the proposed changes and help you understand how they’ll affect you and your school.

The discussion covers proposed changes to:

  • Pre-exclusion considerations;
  • Managed moves and alternative provision;
  • Withdrawing an exclusion; and
  • Virtual meetings.

This on-demand webinar is suitable for senior leaders working within a maintained school or academy trust setting, school and trust governors and trustees and local authority officers.

School exclusions and suspensions update Webinar

Our speakers

Richard Freeth

Richard Freeth

Partner

Richard Freeth specialises in advice to schools and local authorities on the full range of issues including special educational needs, disability discrimination, admissions, exclusions, appeals, reorganisations, governance and academy conversions.

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Philip Wood

Philip Wood

Senior Associate

Philip specialises in education law and has over eight years of experience in advising a range of education institutions

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Hayley O’Sullivan

Hayley O’Sullivan

Senior Associate

Hayley is a valued member of the education team with over ten years' experience in supporting schools and trusts.

Hayley advises on a broad range of education law issues with particular expertise in exclusions and equality issues. She also frequently advises on pastoral issues including admissions, SEND, policies, complex parental complaints, safeguarding and the challenges social media poses for schools, as well as governance and projects work.

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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