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NAHT Cymru

NAHT Cymru is the definitive voice of school leaders in Wales. We keep the best interests of children at the heart of everything we do.

Along with our colleagues in England and Northern Ireland, we are here to defend and extend the rights of our members, as well as provide advice, protection and support specific to school leaders throughout Wales

NAHT Cymru yw llais diffyniadol arweinwyr ysgolion yng Nghymru. Mae buddiannau gorau plant yng nghraidd popeth a wnawn.

Ynghyd â'n cydweithwyr yn Lloegr a Gogledd Iwerddon, rydym yn bodoli i warchod ac ymestyn hawliau ein haelodau, yn ogystal â darparu cyngor, diogelwch a chymorth sy'n benodol i arweinwyr ysgolion ledled Cymru.

Exclusion: when and when not to exclude

Head teachers should use exclusions sparingly and reluctantly; you should see it as a last resort, and many head teachers view any exclusion they make as a failure on the school’s part. However, it’s usually the case that the exclusion of a child is the only action left available.

Sometimes, parents challenge a head teacher’s decision to exclude. So, understandably, head teachers might feel a little unsure about the legal safety of any exclusion they’re considering.

The scenarios below are to give you a sense as to when a decision to exclude would be right or wrong. Read through them and decide what you would do in each case.

There then follows the advice you would receive from us regarding each case for you to compare with your thinking.

First published 26 August 2020

Please give us your views  on the current consultations

 

Welsh Government

Independent review of school teachers pay and conditions in Wales

OPENED 18 January 2018 - CLOSES 1 March 2018

NAHT Cymru draft response of independent review

Support for doctoral study
OPENED 8 December 2017 - CLOSES 2 March 2018

The Education (Amendments Relating to Teacher Assessment Information) (Wales) Regulations 2018
OPENED 14 November 2017 – CLOSES 30 January 2018

Recent consultations

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