The exclusion rates for certain groups of pupils are consistently higher than average. This includes: pupils with SEN; pupils eligible for free school meals; looked after children; and pupils from certain ethnic groups. The ethnic groups with the highest rates of exclusion are: Gypsy/Roma; Travellers of Irish Heritage; and Caribbean pupils.DfE Exclusion Guidance Pg 11 Paragraph 22
The National Association of Virtual Headteachers promotes the education of looked-after children and previously looked-after children.
In Autumn 2018, the Department for Education Commissioned an Independent Review to support understanding of the continued disproportionate exclusion of certain pupils from English schools. These include, among others, Black Caribbean boys, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) children,1 children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and those eligible for free school meals (FSM)