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Particulars of candidate for appointment as a member of Education Appeal Panels

Information for Prospective Applicants

  • Appeals are held at any time during the year normally during the daytime, and usually at Shire Hall, Gloucester.
  • The majority of appeal hearings take place in May/June/July, when there are often two or more panels each week-day. For the rest of the year there are usually three or four panels arranged each month.
  • The amount of time spent hearing appeals will vary – panel members could have up to three days of appeal hearings for one school over a few weeks, others may only be asked to serve occasionally for in-year appeals. Panel members are asked to indicate how much time they are willing to offer when panel dates are being arranged.
  • The same panel must hear all appeals for the annual reception intake or Year 7 transfer for a particular school.
  • The County Council will pay reasonable travelling and subsistence expenses.
  • One day of training must have been completed before sitting on a panel.
  • The confidentiality of information obtained through the appeal process must be respected.
  • It is essential that members of panels have no actual or apparent interest in any case which they hear. For that reason panel members do not serve on panels for their local schools or any other school with which they have close contact. Nor do they serve on a panel hearing an appeal for any child who is a relative or family friend.
  • A person employed by the County Council cannot be a member of an appeal panel, unless their employment is as a teacher or teaching assistant.
  • Persons who had or have any connections with a County Councillor or employee of Gloucestershire County Council e.g. relatives, business partners, may not be eligible to be a member of a panel if the connection might reasonably raise doubts about the person’s ability to act impartially in relation to the Authority.

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DD Mmm YYYY (eg: 04 Jun 1970)
School experience
(e.g. as a supplier of goods or services or because a close relative works there.)
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