Exclusion: A Guide to Help Governing Boards
A guide to help governing boards comply with equality law when considering a headteacher’s decision to exclude an autistic pupil
Who is this for?
- Governing boards.
Autistic pupils are twice as likely to be suspended from school as pupils with no special educational needs (SEN).
This guide outlines the legal requirements of the Equality Act 2010 (the Act) for schools in relation to the exclusion of disabled pupils.
- The definition of disability
- Disability discrimination
- Reasonable adjustments