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Information for schools

Schools may wish to contact TESSA for specialist advice on how to support a pupil who has received suspensions or is at risk of permanent exclusion.

Documents and letter templates relating to suspensions and exclusions can be accessed below. For advice and support about suspensions, exclusions or the managed transfer process, please email

Department for Education guidance

Suspension and Permanent Exclusion from maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England, including pupil movement - 2023

Model letters

Guidance for pupil discipline committee

Guidance for Governors (Word doc) [291KB]  - Guidance for governors on suspension/exclusion review meetings.