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Part 3 - Responsibility for functions

Below are the responsibility for functions.

The role of the Appeals Committee is, in essence, to act as a forum for hearing and determining complaints by employees, pupils and other individuals and to make arrangements for the determination of certain appeals in accordance with the law and under the Council’s own grievance and other procedures. The duties of the Appeals Committee are set out in Table 3.01.

Table 3.01: The duties of the Appeals Committee


The making of arrangements for the determination of admission appeals in accordance with Section 94(1) and (4) of and Schedule 24 to the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.


The making of arrangements for the determination of appeals by Governing Bodies concerning children to whom Section 87 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 applies in accordance with Section 95(2) of and Schedule 25 to that Act.


The making of arrangements for the review of decision to exclude pupils in accordance with Section 52 of the Education Act 2002 and regulations made thereunder.


Appeals under Regulation 11 of the Access to Personal Files (Social Services) Regulations 1989.


Appeal against the exercise of the Council’s functions as a Social Services Authority.


Act as an independent appeal panel and assess appeals lodged by parents, guardians, carers and other professionals against the decision of the County Council to decline requests for transport.


Subject to any other requirements of the Constitution, any other appeals (where a right of appeal exists either by law or where the Council has expressly determined there shall be a right of appeal) against executive or non-executive decisions made by or on behalf of the Council.

Appeals Committee Membership:

15 County Councillors.

County Councillors shall have completed training approved by the Monitoring Officer before taking part in decisions by this Committee

Note:  For the purpose of hearing appeals relating to home to school transport there shall be a panel of three members taken from the 15 trained members of the committee.

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