HL Deb 02 February 2005 vol 669 c48WA
Lord Hanningfield

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they intend to give more powers to head teachers to remove unruly pupils from schools both temporarily and permanently. [HL982]

Lord Filkin

No. Head teachers already have the power to exclude unruly pupils permanently or temporarily. The Government back head teachers' authority when pupils' behaviour warrants exclusion. Guidance for exclusion appeal panels makes clear that a permanent exclusion should not normally be overturned in a range of circumstances, including violence or the threat of violence.