Would you like to join Newcastle’s Education Admission Appeals or Exclusion Independent Review Panels?

Are you interested?

We are always looking for volunteers who would like to serve on the Appeal Panels for the Newcastle Local Authority.  

Education Admission Appeals Panels consider appeals by parents whose children have been refused admission to their preferred school. Members of the independent panels consider the cases put forward by the parents and the schools and decide whether or not the appeal should be upheld.

Exclusion Independent Review Panels consider appeals by parents or carers, whose children have been permanently excluded from a school.  The panel consider the decision of a governing body to uphold a permanent exclusion, and decide whether to uphold their decision to permanently exclude a pupil, recommend that the governing body reconsider its decision or direct the governing body to reconsider its decision. 

The Panels are made up of education experts (people who have had experience in education, understand the educational conditions in Newcastle, are a parent of a child at a school, or not an employee of Newcastle Local Authority except teachers) and Lay people, (who have not had experience of managing or providing education in a school, but may have been a governor or in another voluntary capacity, have had no connections with the Local Education Authority or any person employed by it).

The work is not paid but expenses for travel will be reimbursed. Appeals take place during the working day. You are free to accept or refuse any hearing offered to you. Training will be provided, and we generally run a training session in February or March of each year.

Please see our Panel members information sheet for more information, and complete an expression of interest form.

For any further details call: Louise Appleby or Sara Livingstone on 0191 2777427 or email: schoolappeals@newcastle.gov.uk 

Page last updated: 
11 February 2015
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