The information here can be found in parts 9 and 10 of the statutory guidance on exclusions (September 2022) published by the Department for Education (DfE). We have also taken advice from One Education when writing this article.
Convening an IRP
The responsibility for arranging an independent review panel (IRP) meeting lies with the local authority (LA) for maintained schools and the academy trust for academies.
Any application outside of that timeframe must be rejected, except where the parents made a claim for discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 regarding the exclusion. In that case, parents can apply for an IRP within 15 school days of a final