ROTA AGM 2018/19 and "Tackling Informal Exclusions" Conference

On Monday 20th January 2020, ROTA held its Annual General Meeting for the financial year 2018/19 at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA. 

Following our AGM, a special conference on "Tackling Informal Exclusions" saw over 70 people in attendance.

Conference key note speakers included:

  • Dan Rosenberg, Simpson Millar Solicitors - Dan is a Public Law Solicitor, working across a wide range of areas in Education Law, with extensive experience challenging informal exclusions carried out by schools.
  • Whitney Crenna Jennings, Education Policy Institute 
  • Alex Temple - Just for Kids Law 

Round-table discussions were held to share experiences and develop ways to change and challenge the practice.

Did you know that:

  • Unlike permanent or fixed-terms exclusions, informal exclusions can be carried out illegally and without a right of appeal?
  • That informal exclusions can take many forms, which do not have to be officially recorded?
  • That children with SEND and / or BAME backgrounds are more likely to experience informal exclusion?

The conference explored ways we can work together - with schools, parents and young people - to raise awareness of Informal Exclusions and to influence policy-makers to stop this practice.

Download the conference slides from our guest speakers: