School Exclusions for Head Teachers and Governors

This course covers the duties of head teachers and governing boards as laid out in the DfE Exclusions Guidance.

Course description

This course covers the duties of head teachers and governing boards as laid out in the DfE Exclusions Guidance.

After completing the course you will be familiar with the exclusions process and be more confident in meeting your statutory duties as described in the Guidance.

At EduCare we ensure that all our training courses are written and endorsed by experts. This course has been written in partnership with ACE Education. 

It covers important topics such as:

  •  terminology
  •  the statutory guidance
  •  decision to exclude a pupil from school
  •  exclusion process once the decision is made
  •  independent review panel process and the governing board duty to reconsider
  •  equality legislation
  •  reducing the risk of exclusion
  •  considering reinstatement
  •  parents’ rights
  •  Independent Review Panels and your duty to arrange one.

What are my buying options?

Buy as a standalone course

This course costs £30 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.


Buy as part of a training package

This course can be bought as part of our complete safeguarding and duty of care e-learning service, EduCare for Education®.

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Why EduCare?

Our content experts ensure your courses are kept up-to-date. We constantly monitor changes to statutory guidance, legislation and inspection requirements, as soon as changes are confirmed, we update your course content at the earliest opportunity.

EduCare’s online learning management system is incredibly easy to use with training courses that can be accessed at any time and from any computer with internet access.

With EduCare you can:

  • Fulfil your legal duty of care in the key areas the law and inspection requires
  • Provide robust evidence of staff training
  • Access powerful management reports so you know who has completed the training
  • Allow ALL staff to complete essential duty of care training
  • Access additional resources to extend subject knowledge
  • Keep up-to-date with legislation changes
  • Download personalised certificates
  • Train anytime, anywhere - 24/7
  • Provide training certified for CPD

Key features and benefits

Price £30 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 3 hours

Target Audience Education

  • A fully interactive course comprising three modules and three questionnaires
  • Optional narration for accessibility
  • Three CPD credits*
  • Personalised downloadable certificate.
  • 70% pass mark.
  • Written in partnership with experts at ACE
  • Additional resources include printable handouts and downloadable modules for future reference

Accredited / endorsed by


Partners / major users

ACE Education

What customers say

We purchased EduCare for Education to enable us to train all our staff in one go, but at their own pace and in their own time. It’s very flexible and cost effective and the accredited courses are quality training. The online system has certainly met our expectations

Penny Austin

Head Teacher, Walthamstow Hall Junior School