You should have a reintegration strategy for suspended pupils
While 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
- Returns from off-site direction
- Returns from 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
There are no set rules about how long this period should last or what it should look like. Instead, you should 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