IPSEA Training & Resources

Exclusion: Webinar (Tuesday 1st May: 19.30)

Date: Tuesday 1st May | Time: 19.30

Exclusion: Webinar

Children with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are much more likely to be excluded from school than their classmates, and our experience through IPSEA’s helplines shows that pupils with SEN are also subject to informal exclusions (which are unlawful) or restricted from receiving full-time education in some way.  

Our Exclusion webinar will help you find and use the law and statutory guidance about exclusions, recognise and challenge an unlawful exclusion, understand the duties of the school and local authority to pupils with SEN, and importantly, take the next steps to ensure the pupil’s SEN are properly understood and met. 

The content is particularly relevant for parents and carers of children with SEN; those working with pupils with SEN; and those supporting  parents or carers of pupils with SEN who are, or have been, excluded or at risk of exclusion, and will cover: 

  • The law and statutory guidance about exclusions in maintained schools, Academies and Pupil Referral Units
  • The duties of schools and local authorities in relation to exclusions and arranging education for pupils who are excluded
  • The power of a school to direct pupils off-site to improve their behaviour
  • What happens after a pupil is excluded – including how to ensure their SEN are properly understood and supported
  • Where to find the rules relating to exclusion in other settings, e.g. independent schools

Duration: 25 minutes

A download of the webinar PowerPoint presentation will be emailed to you following the webinar.

Please note, there is no Q&A during this webinar.