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The Complaints Tribunal (Curriculum and Related Matters) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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SCHEDULE 1Constitution of a Complaints Tribunal

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Membership

1.  Subject to the provisions of this Schedule a complaints tribunal shall consist of three members appointed by the EA from a panel of persons established by the EA for that purpose.

2.  The persons on a panel referred to in paragraph 1 shall comprise—

(a)persons appearing to the EA to have experience in education; and

(b)parents of registered pupils at a school, but shall not include any person employed by the EA otherwise than as a teacher.

3.  A complaints tribunal shall comprise of at least one person falling within paragraph 2(a).

Chair

4.  The members of a complaints tribunal shall elect one of their number to be the chairperson of the tribunal.

Disqualification from membership

5.  A person shall not be a member of a complaints tribunal if that person—

(a)is a member of either the EA or the Board of Governors, as the case may be, against which the complaint is being made, or was such a member at the time when the circumstances giving rise to the complaint first arose; or

(b)is an employee of the EA, otherwise than as a teacher, or was such an employee at the time when the circumstances giving rise to the complaint first arose; or

(c)is a person employed to work in the school against the Board of Governors of which the complaint is being made, or was so employed at the time when the circumstances giving rise to the complaint first arose; or

(d)is the parent of a registered pupil at a school against the Board of Governors of which a complaint is being made, or was such a parent when the circumstances giving rise to the complaint first arose; or

(e)is an employee of the Department.

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