Stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions and expulsions guidelines - part 2
About the guidelines
- are designed to assist boards of trustees, principals, and teachers with their legal options and duties and meet their obligations under relevant statutory requirements, and
- are for use in all state and state-integrated schools. Independent schools may also wish to adopt this guide.
The guidelines comprise:
Part 1: Legal options and duties [PDF, 2.4 MB]
Part 2: Good practice [PDF, 2.4 MB]
These guidelines replace those published by the Ministry of Education in June 2004 and the 2007 Supplement. The paragraphs have been numbered for ease of use and reference. Cross references to Part 1 — Legal options and duties are given where relevant.
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Section 3: Actions of last resort
This section provides information to support your school with managing and documenting suspensions, exclusions and complaints.
In this section
- 10. Suspension conditions - Boards have the ability to effect change and modify student behaviour through suspension conditions
- 11. Documenting processes - Robust documentation processes are an essential safeguard for schools
- 12. Managing complaints - Managing complaints appropriately, using fair and consistent practice, is an important part of school operations
- 13. Placing excluded students - When students are excludes, principals should arrange for them to attend another school as soon as possible