School Exclusions

School Exclusions, written by experts at ACE Education, is designed to ensure everybody involved in the exclusions process understands the September 2012 statutory guidance on exclusions.

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Course description

ACE Education School Exclusions, written by experts at ACE Education, is designed to ensure everybody involved in the exclusions process understands the September 2012 statutory guidance on exclusions, which remains current.  Whilst 2015 guidance was issued, it was then withdrawn and so the 2012 guidance continues to apply to all school exclusions in England. 

This five module course delivers five CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

  • the national statistics on exclusions
  • the exclusions process and appeals, who has the power to exclude, and the different types of exclusion
  • the head teacher's decision to exclude
  • the governing body's duty to consider exclusions 
  • The Independent Review Panel and Special Educational Needs Expert
  • a summary of law and guidance including the major changes.

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Buying for yourself?


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  • A welcome email containing your login details which gives you immediate access to your online course
  • Five simple and concise learning modules containing the essential information on the subject
  • Five accompanying multiple-choice questionnaires designed to test your knowledge and understanding
  • A downloadable personalised and dated certificate on successful completion of the questionnaires
  • A downloadable full set of answer explanations when you achieve the course pass mark enable you to see the correct answer for any questions you may have answered incorrectly
  • Easy access to reports on your progress
  • Clear and simple course instructions and a User Guide, with additional help available via telephone from our Client Services team

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Course Content

1. Overview

This module covers the national statistics on exclusions and the trends they highlight and the exclusion process and appeals. This module also looks at who has the power to exclude and the different types of exclusion.

2. The Head Teacher's Decision to Exclude

This module covers the factors that should be taken into account before deciding to exclude and the communication process that needs to be put in place if the decision to exclude is made.

3. Governing body's duty to consider exclusions

This module covers the governing body’s duty to consider exclusions and the various factors that they must take into account depending on the type of exclusion, the duration and whether the child or young person will miss a public examination or a national curriculum test as a result of the exclusion.

4. The Independent Review Panel and Special Educational Needs Expert

This module covers the role and procedures undertaken by independent review panels.

5. A Summary of the Law and Guidance

This module covers the main changes to school exclusions brought about by legislation and the primary differences between the 2012 statutory guidance and its predecessor the 2008 guidance.

Test & Certificate

The ACE Education School Exclusions course concludes with five multiple choice questionnaires with a printable certificate. As well as printable user certificates, your training progress and results are stored on your learning management platform.

Key features and benefits

Duration 5 hours

  • Covers recent major changes in legislation regarding school exclusions
  • Available online only
  • This course is level 2 (as graded against the nationally accepted levels for training courses)
  • Delivers 5 CPD hours
  • 70% pass mark
  • Written by experts at ACE education
  • Certificate accredited by ACE Education

Accredited / endorsed by

CPD CertifiedAce Education

What customers say

We chose to partner with EduCare because we have a synergy with their clearly written ‘need to know’ material. They already have an extensive range of expert-written safeguarding and duty of care courses, so we believe the partnership will work well.

Chris East, ACE Education


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