All schools have the legal right to impose reasonable sanctions if a pupil misbehaves. Physical punishment is illegal; but sanctions for misbehaviour that a school might use include: a reprimand, a letter to parents or guardians, removal from a class or group, loss of privileges, confiscation of a possession that is inappropriate in the classroom, detention, or in serious cases or persistent incidents of misconduct, exclusion. Exclusion, whether temporary or permanent, is used as a last resort. Permanent exclusion is used only in the most serious circumstances.
Trinity Academy (‘the School’) has a set of general rules which are designed in order that the School may be a safe, happy and caring place where members of the School community show consideration, concern and respect for each other. These rules are found in the School’s Behaviour Policy. All pupils are expected to comply with the School’s Behaviour Policy.
This policy deals with the School’s policy and procedure which informs the School’s use of exclusion. It contains guidelines, which may be adapted as necessary, explaining the circumstances and sorts of behaviour that could result in exclusion.