chapter  5
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Exclusion from school: a view from Scotland of policy and practice

The procedures for exclusion are set out in a range of regulations and acts. Key features are:

• the need for oral /written communication between the school/ authority and the home on the day of the decision to exclude and subsequently in the event of the exclusion not being resolved, within 7 days;

• the responsibility which the parents have to educate the excluded pupil; • the registering of exclusion as unauthorised absence as the pupil is deemed

to be absent from school without reasonable excuse.