School Exclusions: Policy and Improving Practice for Vulnerable Students

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jules Daulby, Director of Education, Driver Youth Trust
  • Marius Frank, Director, Achievement for All
  • Philip Nye, External Affairs Manager, Education Datalab
  • Kiran Gill, Founder, The Difference
  • Daniel Sobel, Author and Founder, Narrowing the Attainment Gap and Inclusion Expert
  • Andrew Lagden, Education Consultant, Andrew Lagden Education Consultants Limited
  • Mike Haldenby, Deputy Headteacher, Park High School


The new education Secretary Damian Hinds has warned schools that exclusion rates are too high and that the government is investigating the use of the sanction in schools. Furthermore, a TES investigation in September found the number of pupils being permanently excluded in some areas had risen by as much as 300 percent in a year. Meanwhile, education leaders point to funding pressures which have meant schools are less able to access external support for young people. With a new £4 million fund to develop new ways to help children with additional needs move from alternative provision into mainstream education and drive up standards in alternative provision education settings, exclusions in your setting are set to receive increased scrutiny.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to better understand the exclusion process and ensure your organisation provides an education that meets the individual needs of young people in your care. Learn from schools, Alternative Provision providers and LAs who have developed successful strategies for limiting exclusions as well as ensuring a consistency of experience for vulnerable children.


Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Reviewing school exclusions to better understand inequalities that exist in the system
  • Setting out a roadmap: how the government will ensure an education that meets the individual needs of young people
  • Supporting children back into schools, as well as encouraging parental and carer educational involvement
  • Establishing partnerships between mainstream and alternative provision to tailor local offers
  • Providing effective provision for those most at risk: including children in care, SEND students and vulnerable students
  • Learning from peers: case study examples from schools, alternative provision providers and LAs
  • Drawing from expertise, knowledge and evidence of what works in the field to address disparities in practice and impact in your setting
  • Examples of best practice from school leaders and social workers to improve educational outcomes for children in need 
  • Focusing on evidence to support and improve the outcomes of vulnerable students


The Event:

The morning session will focus on understanding the policy implications of upcoming changes, including what schools can do to prepare.

The afternoon session will build on this, focusing on individual experiences and examples of best practice, learning from schools that have compliant processes and examining what more you can do to improve educational outcomes for vulnerable children.


Who Should Attend?

You will join a range of education stakeholders including, but not limited to: exclusion officers, virtual headteachers, headteachers, deputy headteachers, assistant headteachers, members of senior management teams, specialist teachers, school counsellors, engagement and behaviour support, staff from local education authorities, school governors and local, regional and national bodies involved or interested in understanding school exclusions.


Further information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Thursday 5th July 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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