Stand-downs, suspensions, exclusions and expulsions guidelines – Part 2
About the guidelines
- are designed to assist school boards, 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.
Please note: in the documents below the Education and Training Act 2020 has replaced the Education Act 1989.
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.
Licensing Criteria Cover
- Section 1:
- Section 2:
- Section 3: