School Exclusions: Delivering Early Intervention for Vulnerable Pupils

Confirmed speakers:

  • Cllr. Garry Bridges, Executive Member for Children & Schools, Manchester City Council
  • Danny Swift, Director of Operations, The Difference
  • Sally Zaranko, Assistant Principal & SENCo Lead, Risedale Sports & Community College
  • Marius Frank, Strategic Lead for E-Learning Development and Youth Justice, Achievement for All
  • Michael Purches, Director of North Region, Inclusion Expert
  • Janice Cahill, Headteacher, Pendlebury Centre
  • Andrew Lagden, Education Consultant (Chair)


Earlier this year the Mayor of London, backed by Police and Crime Commissioners across the UK, called for an end to ‘off-rolling’ in an attempt to protect children from informal exclusions from education. 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. However, the complex nature of behaviour and exclusions calls for collaborative working between schools, local authorities and health and social care in order to ensure effective early intervention and support for vulnerable pupils.

Join us this September in Manchester for an up-to-date brief on recent guidance alongside tips and techniques from organisations who have developed successful strategies for supporting vulnerable children. This briefing will explore approaches to misbehaviour and poor attendance and open up a discussion on how local communities can reduce the numbers of exclusions across the UK through collaborative working.

Key issues to be addressed include:

  • Effective early intervention: spotting the warning signs and clear communication between public sector organisations
  • Guidance on developing a school behaviour policy: dealing with complex needs and sensitive cases
  • An update on Government policy and guidance on exclusions and behaviour
  • How behaviour fits with the new Ofsted Inspection Framework
  • Learning from peers: case study examples from schools, alternative provision providers and local authorities
  • Providing effective provision for those most at risk: including children in care, SEND students and vulnerable students
  • Keeping mental health and resilience at the heart of your school culture

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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Wednesday 25th September 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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