The department for Education is releasing new guidance on exclusions and suspensions, making changes to the behaviour, suspension and exclusion framework and guidance. Watch on-demand as we explain the proposed changes and help you understand how they will affect you and your school.
Update: Since this webinar was delivered the DfE has published the new Behaviour in Schools Guidance. You can find out what's included and what it means for schools and trusts here and access our range of support and training at: www.brownejacobson.com/exclusions
The Department for Education (DfE) is releasing new guidance on exclusions and suspensions, making changes to the behaviour, suspension and exclusion framework and guidance.
Watch our on-demand webinar as we explain the changes and help you understand how they will affect you and your school.
The discussion covered changes to:
We also showcased some of the resources we have prepared for the new Exclusions Support Pack, which provides you with everything you need to handle the changes effectively.
This webinar is free and suitable for senior leaders working within a maintained school or academy trust setting, school and trust governors and trustees and local authority officers.
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