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For every 5% of possible school sessions missed as a result of an unauthorised absence and for every additional day missed as a result of fixed-term exclusions, there's a price to be paid in reduced GCSE grades.
As well as having higher rates of exclusion, there are certain groups of pupils with additional needs who are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of exclusion. This includes children in care.
Children in care are subject to the same legislation as all other pupils however there are certain considerations that schools should make before issuing a fixed-term or a permanent exclusion.
Statutory guidance to headteachers on the exclusion of pupils with statements of SEN and children in care:
Derby Virtual School works closely with schools to reduce the number of fixed-term exclusions and ensure that children in care to Derby are not permanently excluded.