"When times seemed hard and apparent incompetence of others around us seemed to far outweigh our own resources, it was a breath of fresh air to have you dealing with this important issue on our behalf. Your enthusiasm and professionalism knew no boundaries along with your sense of humour, which I remember has been tested to certain limits, but at least we could smile whilst making progress."
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School Exclusion Appeals
A headmaster has in Law the power to exclude a child for breaches of school discipline. He may impose a fixed term or permanent exclusion.
Appeals against such a decision are first held before the school governing body who may review the head teachers decision deciding either to uphold or set aside the exclusion. The governing body therefore undertake a reviewing exercise and any appeal against a decision of the governing body is to the local authority arranged Independent Appeal Panel.
In presenting your case to the independent appeal panel chances of success are usually enhanced by skilled representation.
The law in relation to school exclusions can be a bit of a minefield as the Law incorporates an obligation to consider statutory guidance.
Sinclairslaw (formerly Sinclairs Solicitors) represent parents and children throughout England and Wales in these cases. Parents can therefore be assured that their case will be handled by experts.
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