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Advice on writing to governors

Don't start with the negatives straight away:

Try to start with something positive;

Acknowledge your child's behaviour is a problem;

Acknowledge that schools have a difficult job;

Then explain why you think the exclusion was not justified:

The Secretary of State's Guidance to schools says that;

Point out if the school have been informed of the difficulties;

Give examples of how the exclusion might have been avoided;

If your child has a disability refer to the Disability Discrimination Act;

Lastly try to end on a unifying statement:

Exclusion from schools - Writing to governors

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