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There are 3 types of school exclusion: Permanent, Fixed term, and Lunchtime. Different rules apply to each. We also introduce the concept of an unlawful exclusion in this video. Click on the timings below to learn about a particular kind of exclusion, or watch all the way through for an overview:

Permanent Exclusions: 00:23
Fixed Term Exclusions: 01:08
Lunchtime Exclusions: 02:38
Unlawful Exclusions: 03:12


- The Legal Test for Permanent Exclusion: *COMING SOON*
- The Governing Body: Duties and Hearing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd8AQzyFHXg
- The Head Teacher's Decision and Duties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=furWRhHXh4E

- Citizens Advice (formerly Citizens Advice Bureau) http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk – Can provide general advice on a range of issues.
- Just for Kids Law: http://www.justforkidslaw.org – Provides support, advice and representation for young people with legal issues, including school exclusions.
- Coram Children’s Legal Centre http://www.childrenslegalcentre.com/ - Children’s legal charity, may be able to provide advice on school exclusions, and their website http://childlawadvice.org.uk/ has lots of resources on school exclusions.
(Links provided for informational purposes only)

Government guidance on School Exclusions: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-exclusion

*Note: this video series applies to the school exclusions process for state schools (maintained & voluntary aided), academies and free schools in England only. It does not apply to independent schools or colleges, which have their own policies. Please also note these rules will only to apply to sixth forms that form part of a secondary school, not sixth form colleges.*

*The content of these videos is for information only and is presented and drafted by students, not qualified lawyers. This video does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on as such. This video is designed solely for the purposes of providing information only and no liability is accepted for any reliance placed on the content therein. Every individual’s circumstances are different and we would suggest that you seek independent legal advice where needed. Unless we provide express prior written consent, no part of this recording should be reproduced to any third party. We do not accept any liability if this video is used for an alternative purpose from which it is intended, nor to any third party in respect of this recording*


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