Permanent exclusion is the most severe sanction a school can impose on a child and the number of permanently excluded children is rising. Based on systematic observation of exclusion appeal panel hearings.Challenges to School Exclusion offers a unique insight into the appeal process. It focuses on:
*mechanisms by which parents and children can challenge permanent exclusion
*the law and current practice
*the social context of exclusion
*reforms of the appeal system made by the School Standards and Framework Act
*the DfEEs latest guidance on pupil inclusion.
Challenges to School Exclusion is the first study to examine permanent exclusion. The findings reveal serious deficiencies in the appeal system, including a frequent failure to deal fairly with excluded children. The text will be of particular interest to head teachers, local education authorities, school governors, education lawyers and education charities.
'This book deserves recognition as the standard (academic and law-based)text on school exclusion.' - Bob Morris, Education Law Association Bulleting
'... Excellent book' - Times Educational Supplement