Wombwell Park Street Primary School is a really inclusive school. We try really hard to cater for all of the needs of the children within our care and support their families too. We believe that this goes a long way to contribute to children achieving their full potential. However, on occasions, we do need to address any significant behaviours in school, which may result in children being excluded from school. We would only ever do this as a last resort.
Like many schools, we use Barnsley MBC guidelines. The Headteacher may exclude a child for actions which fall under the following areas:
- physical assault against a pupil
- physical assault against an adult
- verbal abuse - threatening behaviour against a pupil
- verbal abuse - threatening behaviour against an adult
- racist abuse
- sexual misconduct
- drug or alcohol related issues
- persistent disruptive behaviour
- other significant reasons
If a child is excluded, we would let the parent(s) know as soon as possible, to come to school and collect their child and fill in the necessary paperwork. We would also provide work for the child to do at home. We would also organise a return to school meeting, for the child's return to school to ease them back in. The Headteacher would also inform the Chair of Governors and the Exclusions Officer at Springwell Learning Community. Copies of these forms would also be handed to the parent.
The guidance we use is as follows: