A guide to help governing boards comply with equality law when considering a headteacher’s decision to exclude an autistic pupil

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A guide to help governing boards comply with equality law when considering a headteacher’s decision to exclude an autistic pupil

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This resource outlines the legal requirements of the Equality Act 2010 for schools in relation to the exclusion of disabled pupils. The examples given relate specifically to autistic pupils and are intended to help schools avoid disability discrimination claims. Disruptive behaviour can be a manifestation of a pupil’s autism and excluding a pupil for exhibiting disability related behaviour can amount to discrimination arising from disability, unless it can be justified.