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Independent Education Appeal Panel

The City of Cardiff Council is looking to appoint members of the public and teachers to its Independent Education Appeal Panel which adjudicates on appeals by parents against decisions made by the Local Education Authority.  The appeals relate to both admissions to schools and exclusion from schools.


All community schools, both English and Welsh, within the City of Cardiff are served by the Independent School Appeals Panel.

Panels are made up of lay and education members; we are looking for both.

Lay members should have no previous teaching experience nor have been involved in the management of a school.  However, experience as a School Governor or helping a school in a voluntary capacity would not exclude you from this category.

Education members would have experience in schools, be acquainted with the educational conditions in the Cardiff area.

Appeal Panel members do not receive payment for sitting on the Panel although travel expenses are reimbursed and refreshments are provided.

Hearings take place between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.  Appeal Panels sit all year round although the majority of appeals are heard between May and July. There is no minimum time commitment.

Full training is provided for new Appeal Panel Members and a Clerk is always available to give legal and procedural advice.

If you are interested in becoming a Panel Member, please contact School Appeals for an application form.


School Appeals
Room 473
Governance and Legal Services
County Hall
Atlantic Wharf
Cardiff
CF10 4UW



029 2087 2474 



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