Exclusion and Reintegration Team

Guidance to aid the prevention of suspension and exclusion and support reintegration into education.

Oxfordshire's Exclusion and Reintegration team:



Darren Utonagan


Sue Dooley


Claire Roberts 

Behaviour Lead Practitioners (countywide)

Team Manager

Jo Robinson

Exclusion and Reintegration Officers (EROs) work closely with schools, governors, parents and local authority colleagues to provide advice on:

  • preventing exclusions
  • ensuring DfE Guidance and procedures are followed correctly for suspensions and permanent exclusions
  • pupils receiving alternative education provision

What you can expect from Exclusion and Reintegration Officers:

  • Telephone and face to face advice on all matters relating to suspension and exclusion including prevention
  • Attendance at some meetings where suspension and exclusion are factors 
  • Close working with colleagues in health, social care and education
  • Facilitating combined IYFAP in full and Inclusion meetings every four weeks during term time.  IYFAP panel meetings meet our statutory duties regarding placing pupils without a school place. The Inclusion Meetings promote inclusive practice to avoid suspension and exclusion
  • Advice to parents, schools and partner agencies on matters relating to pupils missing out on their full educational entitlement.  This includes the use of reintegration timetables for a short period, and co-ordinating multi-agency children missing education meetings that focus in detail on challenging casework using collaboration with partners.  These meetings identify common themes and barriers to pupils accessing their educational entitlement which are escalated to strategic management within the local authority for action 
  • Working to reduce the time children are without a school place or receiving a reintegration timetable by working with parents, schools and partner agencies on reintegration plans.

Team Administrators - Countywide