Independent Review Panel Chairperson for Permanent Exclusions from Schools

Ongoing Project

Exciting New Volunteering Opportunity to Become An Independent Review Panel Chairperson

We are looking for volunteers to join our pool of members to become a chairperson of an Independent Review Panel.

What is an Independent Review Panel?

An Independent Review Panel is a panel of 3 individuals who review the decisions of a school governing boards to permanently exclude a child. Independent Review Panels contribute to a robust process of scrutiny to ensure that exclusions are lawful, reasonable, and procedurally fair.

What does the Chairperson do?

The Panel Chairperson will be responsible for the conduct of the Independent Review Panel hearing and will support all parties to participate in the review and ensure that their views are properly heard. With your fellow Panel members, you will then make a decision on the fairness of the governing board’s decision to permanently exclude a pupil.


You will be not eligible to be an Independent Review Panel Chair if you have ever worked in any school in a paid capacity or if you are a councillor or an employee of Ealing Council.

Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, London, UK

Contact Information

Phone: 020 8825 6604

Contact Name: Jack Roberts


How you can help

By joining our pool of panel members, you will help us to convene panels within the tight statutory deadlines and to ensure that these important matters are heard without delay. As Chair, you will play a key role in ensuring that all parties are able to express their cases fully at hearings and that the panels you sit on make reasoned decisions.

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