There are 2 kinds of exclusion
- fixed period (suspended)
- permanent (expelled)
A fixed period exclusion is where a child is temporarily removed from school. They can only be removed for up to 45 school days in one school year.
If a child has been excluded for a fixed period, schools should set and mark work for the first 5 school days.
If the exclusion is longer than 5 school days, the school must arrange full-time education from the 6th school day.
Permanent exclusion means a child is expelled. The local council must arrange full-time education from the 6th school day.
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