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The exclusion letter templates were amended to reflect DfE changes to guidance which came into effect on 1st June 2020.

There has been a further amendment to the exclusion guidance which took effect from 25 September 2020. The latest DfE update was published on 4 March 2021. The standard letters have been further amended to take account of these changes.

This amendment can be found on the GOV.UK website.

The letters are relevant for exclusions from:

  • maintained schools
  • academy schools
  • free schools
  • studio schools
  • alternative provision academies
  • pupil referral units

The term head teacher applies equally to the teacher in charge of pupil referral units and principals of academies.

The term governing board applies equally to management committees of pupil referral units and the academy trusts of academies.

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