Education Services

Rotherham Exclusions Team

The Rotherham EOTAS Team provides resources, advice and guidance to support all parties with the exclusion processes, many of which have challenging and complex issues. These include:

An exclusion helpline (01709 808004) that is available 5 days per week for exclusion queries from schools, parents and carers and practitioners

  • Legal advice to head teachers, principals and school SLT on the exclusion process and good practice
  • Advice to parents and carers on the exclusion process
  • Attendance at Governor Review meetings for exclusions over 15 days in one term, permanent exclusions and Independent Review hearings
  • Training to school SLT and staff that have a role in the exclusion process
  • Training for clerks to governors regarding the Governor’s Disciplinary Meeting
  • Governor training around the legality of exclusions and updated guidance – offered on differing levels of expertise (legal requirement every 2 years).
  • Ensuring head teachers and principals follow the legal process for exclusion and the likelihood of challenge is reduced
  • Parents and carers receive relevant information and impartial advice on exclusion
  • Guidance, model letters and reporting forms provided through the Rotherham Exclusions Toolkit
  • Tracking and monitoring of pupils at risk of permanent exclusion
  • Contribution to preventative strategies to avoid exclusion
  • Signposting parents, carers, school staff and practitioners to other agencies/sources of support if appropriate
  • Where requested, facilitation of Managed Moves
  • Ensuring that pupils receive their statutory entitlements to statutory education, if they are subject to permanent exclusion/FX over 15 days per term/45 days per year.
  • Attend and support Rotherham Social Emotional Mental Health Partnership’s Primary and Secondary Pupil Management groups.

The team can be contacted on tel. 01709 808004 or email: exclusions@rotherham.gov.uk