Decision details

Scrutiny Review of School Exclusions - Report of the People Scrutiny Committee

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider and comment on the report of the People Scrutiny Committee and agree the response to the recommendations of the review.


31.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Assistant Chief Executive and a report by the Director of Children’s Services with observations on the Scrutiny Committee’s report.

31.2     It was RESOLVED to:

            1)         Note and welcome the report of the Scrutiny Committee;

            2)         Recommend the County Council to welcome the report of the scrutiny committee and to agree the response of the Director of Children’s Services to the recommendations and their implementation as set out in the action plan attached as Appendix 1 to the Director’s report.


31.3     The Scrutiny review has been welcomed as it provided an opportunity to review School Exclusions and the Council’s role in developing understanding amongst schools of appropriate responses to children at risk of permanent exclusion, including vulnerable pupils, as well as whole school approaches and targeted preventative measures.

Publication date: 12/12/2023

Date of decision: 12/12/2023

Decided at meeting: 12/12/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/12/2023

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