Adopting a non-exclusion policy may be morally justifiable but what practical measures do you need to have in place? Richard Steward provides a checklist of culture, policy and resource requirements and considers the broader implications.
Dr. Richard Steward is the headteacher of The Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis, Dorset. He has a wide range of experience in school improvement and has served as the South West representative on the Teaching School Council. Woodroffe is an outstanding school, a teaching school and a Maths Hub. firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. On the advice of Public Health England, we recently had to close the school for two days for a deep clean following an outbreak of Norovirus. During the period before and after the school closure, attendance was poor due to the number of children who were absent due to illness. How do we evidence this when reporting to the governors?