Review School Exclusion Policy and Guidance

Closed 15 Nov 2023

Opened 13 Oct 2023


Our exclusion policy and guidance was developed in 2020. 

The aim from the Scottish Government is for all children and young people to be fully included, engaged and involved in their education; and, to improve outcomes: Included, Engaged and Involved Part 2: A Positive Approach to Preventing and Managing School Exclusions ( 

  • Exclusion should only be used as a last resort;

  • be a proportionate response where there is no alternative;

  • be a short term measure with the aim of improving outcomes;

  • enable further planning and assessment.

The main purpose of exclusion is to ensure appropriate support for the child or young person, and that they are able to re-engage in education. 

This consultation will close on 15th November 2023.

If you would like the documents in an alternate format or wish to feedback directly please contact: or leave a message on 01224 522609

Why your views matter

Your views will help refresh the policy and accompanying guidance

What happens next

This feedback will be used to refresh te current policy and guidance


  • Exclusion Review Online Consultation

    From 6 Nov 2023 at 11:00 to 6 Nov 2023 at 12:00

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