We have a couple of students who have come into year 7 with EHCPs but who we said during consultation that we couldn't meet the needs of and so it has proved to be. We have called emergency annual reviews but the borough is saying we need to have EPs attending and involved with the students. One student is on the point of Permanent exclusion because of his violent and dangerous behaviour to other (vulnerable) students and refusal to follow staff instructions. We don't want to exclude but for him to have a more appropriate placement . The other was offered a place at a specialist provision but his father wasn't keen and wanted him to try mainstream - Dad was told by someone at the borough that mainstream was a "trial until Christmas" and if it didn't work out he would be found a specialist placement but of course there is nothing in writing. I have had a look in the CoP but can't find any reference to this particular circumstance. Any advice on how to play this?