Reducing avoidable exclusions
Governors for Schools and Allen & Overy are working together to equip governors with the knowledge and skills to build a fairer approach to exclusion. Overall rates of exclusion have risen in recent years. Research has found that practice is inconsistent across schools, trusts and regions. Certain pupil groups, including those with special educational needs and disabilities and from disadvantaged backgrounds, are significantly more likely to be excluded. This eLeaning course explains the role of governors around exclusions, from building a culture that seeks to minimise exclusion, to robustly reviewing decisions to exclude. This eLearning refers to duties placed on governors in the English state school system; however governors in all jurisdictions may find elements helpful.