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Pupil Discipline Committee

Terms of reference:

  • To consider representations from parents in the case of exclusions of 5 days or less (Committee may not re-instate)
  • To consider representations from parents in the case of exclusions totalling more than 5 but not more than 15 school days in one term (meeting to be held between 6th and 50th school days after receiving notice of the exclusion)
  • To consider the appropriateness of any permanent exclusion or any exclusion where one or more fixed period exclusions total more than 15 school days in one term or where a pupil is denied the chance to take a public examination (meeting to be held between 6th and 15th school days after receiving notice of the exclusion)
  • To ensure that the guidance contained in the ’Improving Attendance and Behaviour’ document is practised in the school, with specific reference to the role assigned to the Governing Body.
  • To review the School Behaviour and Discipline Policy, and make recommendations on changes to the Governing Body or relevant committee
  • Any items which individual governing bodies may wish to include

Membership – 3 or 5

NB. The Governing Body may nominate a pool of governors from which three or five will serve as the Discipline Committee to consider particular exclusions. If a governor has a connection with the pupil or the incident that could affect their ability to act impartially they should not serve at the hearing. If, through non-attendance of a governor, four members consider an exclusion, the chair has the casting vote.

Disqualification – The Headteacher

Any Governor with prior knowledge of the pupil or the incident.

(It is suggested that neither the Chairman of Governors nor a member of staff, due to probable prior knowledge, should be a member)

These terms of reference agreed by the Governing Body

    12/10/17

 

Name of Governor

Date Appointed to the Committee

 Rev. Andrew Stevenson

 26.9.12

 Sue Treneer

 26.9.12

 Robert Hurrell

 5.12.12

 

Chair of the Committee

 Rev. Andrew Stevenson

 

Clerk to the Committee

 Clerk to GB

 

Quorum:

3

 

Date Committee established

  6/10/16

 

Date of review:

   10/19