You should have a reintegration strategy for suspended pupils
While it's not a statutory requirement, the DfE's guidance on suspensions and exclusions states that you should have a plan to help pupils return successfully to school life.
Use these strategies when a pupil:
- Returns from:
- A suspension period
- Off-site direction
- A significant period of internal exclusion/isolation
- Is allowed to return to school when their permanent exclusion is overturned by your governing board or an independent review panel
- Has their suspension cancelled
There are no set rules about how long this period should last or what it should look like. Instead, shape your reintegration plans around your school’s context and the individual pupil’s age, needs and behaviour.
Start the reintegration process during the suspension period
Elements of this support should