School Attendance

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE Conversations about attendance often pop up in my feed. School have just sent me a letter moaning about his attendance when they’re the ones that excluded him. I’ve just been threatened with a fine even though they know I can’t get her to school...

Illegal Exclusions

(This post refers to Fixed term exclusions) I mentioned in my exclusions post that I believe we sometimes need time to calm down and collect our thoughts.  This cooling off period is unfortunately classed as an unlawful exclusion.  So how do you know whether your...

Exclusions, the Law and SEN

Well, somehow in adding the video, I managed to delete the essay I’d typed!  (I might know my stuff around SEN, schools and systems…but websites are a whole other beast!) In 23 years of teaching, I never felt the need to permanently exclude a student. ...