Exclusion

Every school has a behaviour policy, which lists the rules of conduct for pupils before and after school as well as during the school day. You can ask the school for a copy of their behaviour policy and their bullying policy. We try, wherever possible, to prevent a pupil being excluded from a school by providing support to both pupil and schools. However, on occasions schools may find it necessary to exclude pupils for breaching their school policy. Herefordshire Council can offer advice and support through the exclusion process for parents, schools and governors.

When a child is excluded

If a child you are responsible for is excluded from school, the headteacher of the school will contact you and you will receive an exclusion letter from the school explaining what will happen next and where you can get independent advice. You can find more information on the government's school discipline and exclusion webpages and our exclusion from school leaflet provides more information about the exclusion process - what will happen and who is involved.  

Disabled pupils and exclusion

Schools have a legal duty under the Equality Act 2010/ DDA not to discriminate against disabled pupils by excluding them from school because of behaviour related to their disability. Schools must make reasonable adjustments to policies and practices so that a disabled pupil can participate in education at school and are not disadvantaged because of their disability. 

If you need more information or have any questions regarding exclusion, please contact Rebecca Shephard on rshephard@herefordshire.gov.uk or call 01432 260956.