Mainstream schools and permanent exclusions

 

1) How many mainstream schools are in your area? Please break this down into a) LA maintained primary b) academy primary (any type) c) LA maintained secondary d) academy secondary (any type) and e) free school.

A full list of schools in Devon is available online at: Schools

2) How many permanent exclusions was your authority notified of in the academic year 2018/19*? In providing this information please break this down by school type as outlined above (a, b, c, d and e).

3) How many of the excluded pupils were children whom the schools recognised as having Special Educational Needs (SEN)? Please include those receiving Additional SEN Support and those with an Educational, Health and Care Plan (ECHP). In providing this information please break it down by school type as outlined above (a, b, c, d and e). Please also indicate the number of children with an EHCP.

In response to questions 2 and 3 please see the table below.  We note that you have requested the information for 2018/19; however, the most recent published data from the Department of Education is for the 2017/18 year. The 2018/19 data is due to be published later this year.

2017/18 DfE data no of schools no of permanent exclusions no of SEN Support permanent exclusions no of EHCP permanent exclusions
a) LA maintained primary 212 26 20 4
b) academy primary (any type) 92 4 4 0
c) LA maintained secondary 14 25 14 0
d) academy secondary (any type) 26 49 18 1
e) free school. 6 0 0 0
TOTALS: 350 104 56 5

 

All of the answers to the questions below therefore are concerning the academic year 2017/18 and not 2018/19.

 

4) In the academic year 2018/19 how many applications for Independent Review Panels (IRPs) were received by your authority? In providing this information please break it down by school type as outlined above (a, b, c, d and e).

There were 14 applications received for IRP.  A breakdown by school type may provide sufficient information for the individuals concerned to be identified and a subsequent disclosure of their personal data.  This would be a breach of the first data protection principle and this information is therefore exempt from disclosure pursuant to s.40(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

5) How many IRPs resulted in an offer of reinstatement from the school? In providing this information please break it down by school type as outlined above (a, b, c, d and e).

Nil

6) In the academic year 2018/19 how many IRPs recommended: i) a school reconsider the exclusion; ii) that the exclusion should be quashed? Finally, how many upheld the decision? In providing this information please break it down by school type as outlined above (a, b, c, d and e).

i) 2

ii) 7

iii) 5 decisions were upheld

With reference to our response to question 4 above, a further breakdown by school type may provide sufficient information for the individuals concerned to be identified and a subsequent disclosure of their personal data. This would be a breach of the first data protection principle and this information is therefore exempt from disclosure pursuant to s.40(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

7) How many applications for an IRP in the academic year 2018/19 contained a request for a SEN expert to be appointed? How many of these resulted in the appointment of a SEN expert?

11 out of 14 requested an SEN expert and all 11 had an SEN expert present at the IRP

8) In total, how many of the IRPs where a child had SEN (with or without an EHCP) resulted in: i) a recommendation that the school reconsider the exclusion; ii) a recommendation that exclusion be quashed; iii) the exclusion being upheld? Please state how many reviews proceeded with a SEN expert for each category (i,ii,iii).

We do not hold this information.