Exclusion of pupils

Schools, education and learning


A headteacher may decide to permanently exclude a pupil under strict circumstances to protect education or welfare of the pupils and staff in the school. The education authority will provide support and advice for parents of excluded children and for the child.

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The Social Inclusion Service (SIS) is part of the Families Directorate within the local authority.

The service is responsible for:

  • Working with schools and Pupil Referral Units in relation to exclusions both permanent and fixed term.
  • Coordinating and delivery of the local authority Fair Access Protocols (FAP) and Children Missing Education (CME)

FAP protocols exist to ensure that access to education is secured quickly for young people who have no school place but for whom a place at a mainstream school, PRU or alternative provision is appropriate. To ensure that all schools and Academies in Waltham Forest admit their fair share of young people with challenging behaviour, including young people excluded from other schools.

The CME duty states that all young people of compulsory school age who are not on a school roll, and who are not receiving suitable education otherwise than at school need to be identified. Responsibility within the local authority is with the CME Co-ordinator and CME Caseworkers.

Professionals Click to get info

Principal Officer:

Terry.wilson@walthamforest.gov.uk - 020 8496 1731

Exclusion Caseworker:

Tahira.ahmed@walthamforest.gov.uk – 020 8496 1782

Social Inclusion Caseworkers/Children Missing Education Caseworkers

Safina.shah@walthamforest.gov.uk – 020 8496 1703

Ishhad.duncan@walthamforest.gov.uk – 020 8496 1776

Children Missing Education (CME) Co-ordinator

Susannah.bennett@walthamforest.gov.uk – 020 496 1774

Inclusion Development Teacher

julia.kent@walthamforest.gov.uk - 020 8496 1742

Inclusion Development Caseworker

sandra.thomas@walthamforest.gov.uk - 020 8496 1772

Inclusion Development Caseworker

Fabian.Robertson@walthamforest.gov.uk - 020 8496 1711

Contact Click to get info

Social Inclusion Service
Summerfield Centre
9 Leyton Green Road Leyton 
E10 6DB 

Phone: 020 8496 1731/1782