“(1) Immediately after a student has been suspended from attendance at, or expelled from, a school registered under section 35A, the school's principal or head teacher must give the Secretary—
“(a) written notice of—
“(ii) the day on which the student was suspended or expelled or, if the student was first suspended and later expelled, the days on which the student was suspended and expelled, and the length of the suspension; and
“(2) Unless the student is within a reasonable time reinstated at the school or enrolled at some other registered school, the Secretary must (if the student is younger than 16) and may (if the student is 16 or older)—
“(3) The Secretary must not give a direction under subsection (2) unless he or she has also made all reasonable attempts to consult the student, the student's parents, the board, and any other person or organisation that, in the opinion of the Secretary, may be interested in, or able to advise on or help with, the student's education or welfare.