This article is based on the DfE's guidance on suspension and permanent exclusion, which came into effect on 1 September 2022 (read our summary of what's changed).
Use the previous guidance for pupils suspended before 1st September 2022
Requirements to conduct a hearing
Governing boards have a duty to consider a headteacher’s decision to suspend or permanently exclude a pupil, in certain circumstances.
Any permanent exclusion The board must consider and decide within 15 school days of receiving notice from the headteacher A