During your exclusion, you still have a right to an education. Even if the school excludes you just for a few days, your school should send you work so you don’t miss out on your learning.
You have the right to appeal your exclusion
You can appeal your exclusion if you disagree with the reason. Your school will tell you how to do this. You or your parents/carers can appeal your exclusion.
Usually, making an appeal involves sending a letter to a panel called the Education Appeal Committee. This committee will be a group of people from the local area like parents, teachers and councillors.
Can my school still exclude me if I have additional support needs?
Yes. It is the same as for any other pupil. However, any additional support you need during your exclusion should be provided.
If you have a disability, your school must make sure they are not excluding you because you are disabled. They also shouldn’t exclude you due to something that happened because of your disability. This would be discrimination.
If you think you’ve been sent home because you have additional support needs, you or your parents/carers should ask for a meeting with your school. This should be an opportunity to talk about why you’ve been sent home and what can be done to help you.