This afternoon was a gathering of the experts with whom I have engaged during my Shrieval Year in shining a torch into the vexed issue of children being excluded from schools. With 50+ opinion leaders (senior politicians and staff from SCC,  Head Teachers, Heads of Pupil Referral Units, many charities working in schools) in the room it proved to be a great opportunity to network and share experiences in a common cause and commit to spreading the message that inclusivity and a restorative approach with earlier interventions and collaborative working can make a huge difference to keeping children in mainstream education. “In Surrey every child matters and you can’t delete a child”.