The appeal and reconsideration

This stage of the School Exclusions Hub covers appeals to the independent review panels and reconsideration of an exclusion by a school’s governors.

If the governors decline to reinstate a young person, then the family can request that the exclusion be heard by an independent review panel.

Independent review panels cannot direct that a young person is readmitted to school, but they can direct a governing body to consider an exclusion again.