This Step-by-Step Guide covers the process of asking for the minutes from the governors panel, considering whether to make a request for an independent review panel and making a request.
The steps in this guide:
- Requesting the minutes from the governors’ panel hearing;
- Deciding whether to request an independent review panel;
- Deciding whether to request an SEN expert A person appointed by an IRP to provide expert advice to the panel on SEN issues relevant to the exclusion. at the panel;
- How to make a request.
When to use this guide
Use this guide when you have been through a governors’ hearing, but the governors have declined to reinstate the young person. Follow this guide as quickly as possible after receiving notice of the governors’ decision. There is a strict time limit of 15 school days after notification of the governors’ decision to make a request for an independent review panel. If you need to delay making the application for any reason, make a careful note of the deadline as there is no discretion for one to be organise if requested outside of the time limit.
- For information on the role and function of the independent review panels, read the Quick-Guide: Independent Review Panels.