Supporting the young person and undertaking advocacy at the governors' hearing.
There are steps to take before the hearing to ensure things run smoothly on the day.
The venue for the governors' hearing will normally be the excluding school.
Meeting with the family in advance can help you reassure them and plan your approach.
Knowing what you can expect is helpful for ensuring fairness at the hearing.
Undertaking advocacy is key to delivering a strong challenge to the exclusion.