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Browne Jacobson on SEND exclusions

Governing Matters

Philip Wood, senior associate at Browne Jacobson and MAT chair, provides key advice for boards when handling the suspension or exclusion of pupils with SEND.

This Governing Matters article explores:

  • understanding whether a pupil has a SEN or disability
  • whether there may be a link between the pupil's behaviour and their disability
  • the proportionality of the headteacher's decision to suspend or exclude
  • considering the reasonable adjustments made

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