School Exclusions: Delivering Early Intervention for Vulnerable Students

Confirmed speakers:

  • Simeon Corfield, Education Consultant (chair)
  • Philip Nye, External Affairs Manager, FFT Education Datalab
  • Marius Frank, Director - Youth Justice, Achievement for All
  • Alison Worsley, Director of External Affairs, Ambitious about Autism
  • Mary Meredith, Head of Service, Inclusion, Lincolnshire LA
  • Sally Zaranko, Assistant Principal & SENCo Lead, Risedale Sports & Community College
  • Astrid Schon, Associate Headteacher, London East Alternative Provision


The Timpson Review, published on 7 May, offers an exploration of the causes and effects of exclusions on vulnerable pupils. In response, the Government has pledged to re-write guidance on managing behaviour and the circumstances in which exclusions should be used, starting with a consultation later this year. Figures show that the number of exclusions is increasing across the country, whilst increased pressures on school budgets and cuts to essential support services mean that schools are less able to access help for young people. The Mayor of London has argued that ‘schools must have the necessary resources to deliver good interventions and support to those at risk of exclusion,’ and Ofsted has also committed to taking notice of exlusions within their new inspection framework.

Join us in June to better understand the exclusion process and ensure your organisation provides an education that meets the individual needs of vulnerable young people in your care. Learn from schools, Alternative Provision providers and local authorities who have developed successful strategies for limiting exclusions as well as ensuring effective support for vulnerable children.

Key issues to be addressed include:

  • Effective early intervention: spotting the warning signs and clear communication
  • Reviewing school exclusions to better understand inequalities that exist in the system
  • 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 of collaborative working 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.

Futher 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.

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Tuesday 11th June 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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