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Education Act 1980

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2(1)An appeal pursuant to arrangements made by the governors of an aided or special agreement school under section 7(2) of this Act shall be to an appeal committee constituted in accordance with this paragraph.

(2)An appeal committee shall consist of three, five or seven members nominated by the governors from among persons appointed by them under this paragraph; and sufficient persons may be appointed to enable two or more appeal committees to sit at the same time.

(3)The persons appointed—

(a)may include one or more of the governors ;

(b)shall include persons appointed from a list drawn up by the local education authority by whom the school is maintained ; and

(c)shall not include any person employed by the authority otherwise than as a teacher.

(4)Half the members of an appeal committee (excluding the chairman) shall be nominated from among such persons as are mentioned in sub-paragraph (3)(b) above.

(5)None of the governors shall be chairman of an appeal committee.

(6)A person shall not be a member of an appeal committee for the consideration of any appeal against a decision if he was among those who made the decision or took part in discussions as to whether the decision should be made.

(7)A person who is a teacher at a school shall not be a member of an appeal committee for the consideration of an appeal involving a question whether a child is to be admitted to that school.

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