Section 209: Procedure in respect of investigations
688.This section sets out the processes involved in a Local Commissioner considering a complaint. It ensures that the governing body or head teacher about whom the complaint was made and any other person involved are allowed the opportunity to comment. Investigations must be carried out in private. But otherwise it is for a Local Commissioner to decide how to conduct the investigation. A Local Commissioner may obtain information and make enquiries from any person as they see fit.
689.If a Local Commissioner sees fit it may choose to pay any persons a sum in respect of expenses incurred by them or an allowance for loss of their time for the purposes of carrying out the investigation.