Parents' and Carers' Rights of Appeal
Parents and carers can make an appeal against a suspension to the Academy Council, for suspensions of five days or fewer, the Academy Council most consider any appeal that is made but cannot overturn the Principal’s decision.
For suspensions of between six and fifteen days, the Academy Council must meet, if an appeal is made, to consider whether the suspended pupil should be reinstated. This must happen within fifty days of receiving notice of the suspension.
Parents and carers cannot appeal a decision for time spent in the Reflection Room. They can, however, make a formal complaint, which could be made after the sanction has been completed.
Parents and carers also have the right of appeal against the Principal’s decision to exclude their child permanently from the school.
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