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Avoiding Exclusion - Early Intervention

Early intervention is important because unless you take action early, your child is at risk of permanent exclusion, unauthorised absenteeism, being a school refuser, falling into anti-social behaviour patterns and worst case scenario joining the criminal justice system.

Options for Educating Your Child

If your child has been permanently excluded from school or is at high risk of exclusion, this could be an indicator that state funded education is not working for them. You might therefore want to consider alternatives to state funded education.

School Exclusions

Exclusion from school is when your child has been asked not to go into school for a period of time or at all. This is an external exclusion. Exclusion can also be where your child has to go into isolation at school. This is known as an internal exclusion.

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Things you need to know if you think your child has SEN.
Your child may have a SEN if they are not learning at the same rate as children of their age and or ability

Education, Health and Care Assessment

You or the school can apply to the local council where you live for an EHC needs assessment if you think your child has difficulty with their learning which requires education or training provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for other children of their age and or ability.

Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan)

The EHCP is to make special educational provision to meet a child’s SEN over and above what a school is capable of providing through SEN support.