August 6, 2013

The GB Review meeting

What is the Governing Body’s role?

The GB should consider representations from:

  • The parents
  • The Head Teacher
  • A Local Authority Representative

The governing body can decide to either:

uphold the exclusion

direct reinstatement of the people, either immediately or in a particular date

Ensuring fairness

the governing body should ensure that all parties are supported to participate especially if the pupils are under 18

the governing body should ensure clear minutes are taken

the governing body should ask parties to withdraw

The GB’s decision

the governing body should consider whether the decision to exclude the pupil was lawful, reasonable and procedurally fair, taking account of the head teacher’s legal duties. They should decide facts on the balance of probabilities (more likely than not)