The recent reported case of London Borough of Lambeth v MCS & Anor  EWCOP 14 and  EWCOP 20 highlights the tragic handling of a vulnerable adult’s repatriation to Colombia. The 55-year old Colombian woman, referred to as...
The law relating to school exclusions is complex. It is not surprising that a number of establishments fail to follow the correct procedure preferring ‘informal exclusion’.
Informal exclusions are illegal and we can advise on the procedure to challenge this by Judicial Review.
In respect of formal fixed periods of exclusion or permanent exclusion; the School must follow a set procedure and offer you the right to make representations.
A fixed term exclusion is for a specific period of time on one or more occasion but must not exceed 45 school days in a single academic year. A fixed period can be extended or converted to a permanent exclusion in exceptional cases (for example where further information has arisen since the time of the initial exclusion period).