The union had 32 cases in the past year in which members had balloted on industrial action as a result of appeal panel decisions. Incidents leading to contested exclusions included a boy bringing a pistol to school and another pupil caught selling cannabis.
INDEPENDENT exclusion appeals panels should lose their powers to overturn schools' decisions to exclude pupils, delegates agreed. Instead they should only be able to recommend that heads and governors review their decisions.
Log in or register for FREE to continue reading.
It only takes a moment and you'll get access to more news, plus courses, jobs and teaching resources tailored to you