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Public Questions and Petitions

To receive any questions or petitions from members of the public



With reference to the issue of exclusions rates being higher for certain groups of pupils, Andy Shallice questioned on how many occasions in the present school year (2018-19), and the two previous schools years (2016-17, 2017-18), has the Local Authority Children’s Services been approached by head teachers seeking “extra support” to possibly reduce the risk of exclusion for particular groups of pupils with disproportionately high rates of exclusion (e.g. Roma, other minority ethnic pupils, looked after children, pupils with SEN).




In response, Councillor Jackie Drayton reported that the Timpson Review was due to be published early 2019, but as yet, had not been. Officers agreed to investigate this issue, and circulate a response. The Committee also agreed to refer this issue to the Schools Forum.