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School Standards and Framework Act 1998

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Review of suspension

2(1)The local education authority concerned—

(a)shall review before the beginning of every financial year any suspension under paragraph 1 which is for the time being in force, unless the suspension took effect less than two months before the beginning of that year; and

(b)may review at any time any suspension under paragraph 1 which is for the time being in force, if they consider it appropriate to do so.

(2)For the purposes of any review under sub-paragraph (1), the authority shall give the governing body and the head teacher of the school an opportunity of making representations with respect to the suspension.

(3)If on the review the authority consider it appropriate to do so, they shall revoke the suspension—

(a)(in the case of a review under sub-paragraph (1)(a)) with effect from the beginning of the financial year next following the review; or

(b)(in the case of a review under sub-paragraph (1)(b)) with effect from such time before the beginning of the financial year next following the review as they may determine.

(4)The authority shall give the governing body and the head teacher notice in writing of their decision on the review.

(5)If—

(a)the review was conducted under sub-paragraph (1)(a), and

(b)the authority’s decision is to refuse to revoke the suspension,

the notice must inform the governing body of their right to appeal against the refusal under paragraph 3 and of the time within which such an appeal may be brought.

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