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Complaints/Concerns and Appeals Committees

Chair of Complaints: To be appointed at time of meeting.
Chair of Appeals Committee: To be appointed at time of meeting. Clerk:

Pool Membership for Complaints and Appeals Committees (excluding staff)

A Governor who serves on a Complaints Committee may not serve on an Appeals Committee
(Gender balance of governors should sit on each Committee if possible subject to availability of respective governors)

Complaints/Concerns Committee Remit:

  1. To consider matters relating to pupil behaviour.
    1. To determine matters relating to the reinstatement of a permanently excluded pupil. To receive and act on any complaint from parents according to school policy.
    2. To discuss the need for staff reduction, and, if necessary set the criteria for nominating a member of staff as redundant.
    3. To determine which member(s) of staff will be nominated for dismissal/redundancy by applying the criteria established.
    4. To liaise and carry out formal consultation with representatives of recognised Trade Unions prior to the meeting of the nominating Committee.
  2. To consider any issue relating to capability, disciplinary or grievance.
    1. To consider appeals following Performance Management reviews to meet within 10 working days of receipt of an employee’s notification of appeal;
    2. Confirm decision following Performance Management appeal within 10 days of the date i
    3. which it met and made the decision.
  3. To meet when required.

Appeals Committee Remit:

  1. To hear an appeal from a member of staff regarding the decision to dismiss that member of staff, and determine, in the light of the appeal, whether the decision to dismiss should be upheld.
  2. To consider any appeal against grading from a member of the non-teaching staff and decide whether the appeal can be upheld.
  3. To hear appeals in respect of capability, disciplinary or grievance.
    1. To consider any appeal against salary assessment/grading from members of staff (teaching and non-teaching) and determine whether the appeal can be upheld.
  4. To hear pay appeal following decision of original Performance Management appeal.

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