One of the things we do is share details of consultations, surveys and any other ways that you can have a say about matters which may affect you and your family. So, what do you think about school exclusions? Do you know a child who has been excluded from school? 

On March 16th the Department for Education (DfE) announced a national review into school exclusions. There is an “exclusions framework” and guidance for all state-funded schools, but exclusion rates are different between schools and between pupils with different characteristics; the DfE want to better understand these inequalities in the system. They launched a “call for evidence” and they want the views of parents, carers, children and young people (as well as various other people such as teachers).  

Taking part in a government consultation can sound a bit scary, but it isn’t really! You don’t have to give your name or email address and you can choose which questions to answer (or not). Why not take a look at it? There’s information about why the review is being carried out so you have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the online survey. (Just before the link to the survey there’s a message from Edward Timpson CBE saying he wants to hear from parents, carers, children and young people).

The deadline to give your views is May 6th 2018 – don’t miss this chance to have your say!