Governing boards have a statutory duty to consider certain instances of pupil suspension and exclusion and decide whether the decision should be upheld or the pupil reinstated. It is highly recommended that governors and trustees receive appropriate training regarding school exclusion legislation, appropriate conduct at reviews and at Independent Review Panel (IRP) hearings, where governors are expected to justify the decisions made both by themselves and the headteacher.
Feedback from recent governor training session on Exclusions:
“Some of the best governor training I have ever received”“An authoritative insight into governors’ role in suspensions/exclusions”“Particularly recommended for any governors tempted to think they might never need it”“Take this training now. Don’t make the same mistake we did”