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Exclusion From Schools In Scotland: Guidance to Education Authorities Circular 8/03

DescriptionGuidance to EAs and schools on exclusion issues
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateNovember 14, 2003


Exclusion From Schools In Scotland
Guidance to Education Authorities Authorities Circular 8/03

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Covering Letter
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Legislative position on exclusion
Power to exclude
Pupils with Special Educational Needs
Right of appeal against the decision to exclude
Alternative education provision
Special arrangements other than at a school
Pupils with Special Educational Needs
Consideration of family circumstances, parents and pupils
Section 3: Roles and responsibilities
The education authority The school Education authority and school policy / guideline documents The School Board
The parent/s
The pupil
Section 4: Monitoring the use of exclusion
Section 5: Self-evaluation and audit
Annex A: Good practice in preventing the need for exclusion, avoiding its inappropriate use, and providing alternative education for excluded pupils
Annex B: Good practice in making decisions about exclusion in individual cases
Annex C: Terminology
Annex D: Bibliography