15th Jan 2024

Suspension & Exclusion Guidance – The Role of the Board : Recorded : Course B


Overview of Learning

This session will provide statutory guidance relating to processes and procedures for the fixed term suspension or permanent exclusion of pupils and young people, and the support processes within the Local Authority. By the end of this session, you will:

  • Be aware of local protocols in relation to suspension and exclusions
  • Be aware of the statutory guidance for governors and trustees serving on panels reviewing the school leader’s decision to suspend or permanently exclude a pupil or young person
  • Be equipped to provide appropriate challenge and support at a panel meeting.


All governors, trustees and local governors of schools and academies, particularly those serving on the Pupil Discipline committee for Fixed Term Suspension or Permanent Exclusions.


Paula Andrews, Education Access Officer, Bolton Behaviour Support Service.


This course will be a recorded video session. This will be released to you on the date advertised, or at the time of booking, and available to view via the secure Bolton Governance Gateway website. Notification will be made via email.  You can view the recording at your leisure after this date.

Pricing and Cancelation

Fees for this session are payable via the school budget and not by individual members of the governing board. If your governing board has signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement, sessions are free of charge. Governors of governing boards who have not signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement may attend for a fee of £90 per session.

If you are unable to attend a course, we ask that you please notify the Governance Services Team on 01204 332116 at the earliest opportunity and at least five working days prior to the course date to enable the place to be offered to others.

Cancellation fees will apply for non-attendance or if a place is cancelled by the delegate within five working days of the course date. Schools who have signed up to the Governance Training Service Level Agreement will be charged £25 for each cancellation within five days of the course. If your school has not signed up to the SLA the full course fee will be charged. Fees may be waived in exceptional circumstances. Please contact Marie Foley, Governance Training Officer on 01204 332116 or via email at

Price per session: Governance Training SLA/ £90 per session

Venue: Virtual

Time: Virtual

Category: Training

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