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School Exclusions Review

Question for Department for Education

UIN 8386, tabled on 27 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on implementing the steps outlined in the Government's response to the Timpson Review of School Exclusion, published in May 2019.

Answered on

4 February 2020

The Government is taking forward an ambitious programme of action on behaviour, exclusion and alternative provision (AP). This will respect head teachers’ powers to use exclusion, enable schools to support children at risk of exclusion, and ensure that excluded children continue to receive a good education. The Department will expand AP and improve the quality of the sector so that pupils in AP receive the support and education they need to help them overcome the challenges they are facing, and to prepare them for the next stage of their lives.

Further information on the timeframes for this work will be provided in due course.