King Edwin School
King Edwin School
A Spark of Genius North East School

Zero Exclusions Policy

We strive to support our young people without excluding, and to that end, will only exclude a student if they are a significant risk to themselves, the school staff or its students. In this case we use fixed term exclusions where appropraite  In most cases we are able to offer appropriate restorative work to support our students in making more informed choices.

We are a school that strives to work without the use of restraint wherever possible, and instead work with our students to find new solutions to the challenges of navigating school life when it is extra difficult.

Complaints and Suggestions

Some of the suggestions and requests we received in the last year were;

  • To improve the choice of food served in school (we have had to make changes due to COVID safety measures). This is underway and student 'class reps' have met with the senior leaders to suggest some alternatives.
  • To have more trips - we are looking again at expanding our Duke of Edinburgh programme to take students further afield
  • Class reps asked us to offer a youth club again - we are planning to start this in December 2021.
  • To eliminate exclusions or reduce to almost non existent. This has been done, and a new process for behaviour monitoring has been introduced, removing the route to exclusion other than in the most extreme cases of poor behaviour.
  • During our strategic review with our local authority they asked us to consider additional services so that students could have more varied support on site. We are implementing that during 2021/22. 
  • In the last academic year (2020/21), the school received no formal complaints.  In the first term of 2021/22 we have had two formal complaints that were both resolved satisfactorily.

Governing Body

We established a governing body in January 2018. Governors meet each half term and ask staff about progress, as well as visiting the school to check out what we are saying and make sure we are making good progress in our actions and improvements.

Our Chair of Governors is

Mr Daniel Johnson

C/O King Edwin School

Mill Lane


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If you want to speak to our Proprietor

Our Proprietor is Mr Stephen McGhee, who is a representative of Spark of Genius North East and Spark of Genius Training. 

You can contact him on 0141 5872710 both in and out of term times. He can be contacted via email also.