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Prevention of Exclusion

Kent PRU, Inclusion and Attendance Service provides advice and support in relation to Department for Education statutory guidance. Suspension and permanent exclusion from maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England, including pupil movement (September 2022)

Inclusion and Attendance Advisers (IAAs) are equipped with additional information about Kent’s policies and procedures relating to preventing and managing suspensions and permanent exclusions. Each Kent district has a designated IAA who, along with the Area Inclusion and Attendance team monitors school suspensions and exclusions, providing challenge, advice and support to schools relating to school-based strategies for preventing suspensions and conduits to other services and professionals where appropriate.

Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Advice to schools, parents and other agencies around the permanent exclusion and suspension process.
  • Developing behaviour policies with schools.
  • Governor and SLT Training on responsibilities in relation to exclusions
  • Attendance at school meetings for pupils who are suspended or at risk of permanent exclusion.
  • Representing the LA at statutory meetings such as appeal panels and independent review panels.
  • Advice on the managed move and direction off site processes
  • Guidance on the use of part time timetables
  • Attendance advice to alternative provisions.

For further information please contact your link Inclusion and Attendance Adviser.