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Your Child's Right to Suitable Alternative Education
The LEA has a duty to provide suitable full-time education 'at school or otherwise' from the 16th day after a child is permanently excluded from school.
Full-time means supervised education equivalent to that provided by mainstream schools.
The number of hours should be:
- 5-7's (Key Stage 1) - 21 hours.
- 8-11's (Key Stage 2) - 23.5 hours.
- 12-14's (Key Stage 3/4) - 24 hours.
- 15-16's (Key Stage 4) - 25 hours.
- Write to the Director of Education as soon as you learn that your child has been permanently excluded.
- Tell the Director the date by which the LEA has a duty to provide full-time education for your child.
- Tell the Director how many hours the LEA should provide for your child due to their age (see above).
- If your child has Special Educational Needs, inform the Director of the provision that will be required in order for the alternative education provision to be suitable.
- If your child has a Statement, send a copy to the Director with your letter.
- Ask the Director for details of how the LEA intends to provide the special educational provision which is specified in Part 3 of the Statement.
- Remember to keep a copy of your letter.
Exclusion from schools - Permanent exclusions