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School Placings and Exclusions Appeal Committee Recruitment

Would you like to play a vital role in Education in Aberdeen City?

Why not join the Aberdeen City School Placings and Exclusions Appeal Committee?


The Aberdeen City School Placings and Exclusions Appeals Committee considers appeals against the refusal of school placing requests or against exclusion from schools as required by the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.

In Aberdeen, the current practice is for an Appeals Committee to be made up of three members, comprising a mix of the following: an elected member of the Council (a Councillor); a person considered to have expertise in education; and parents of a child in education at an Aberdeen City school who are current or previous members of a Parent Council.

Meetings are held as and when a placing or exclusion appeal request is received.  However, in May and June each year, the number of appeals increases substantially as this is the time of the year when multiple appeals are considered for those schools with a greater number of applications than there are places.  We are looking to expand the list of committee members and are seeking applications from new members who fall into any of the aforementioned categories to join the existing pool of School Placings and Exclusions Committee members.

Criteria for Members Training How to apply

Must be either (1) a parent of a child of school age in education at an Aberdeen City school who are current or previous members of a Parent Council or (2) a person considered to have expertise in education.

Successful applicants will be subject to a PVG check.

If you are an employee of Aberdeen City Council, you cannot apply if you are employed in the Education service in an administrative or advisory role.

Initial training session to cover the legal requirements of making decisions at the meetings.

Observation session prior to taking part.

Programme of refresher training.

Phone Allison Swanson on 01224 522822 for more information on the Committee, or email the application form below to


It is important that the Committee has a balanced membership.  Parent Council and education expert members have a very important role to play on the Committee and bring a different perspective.

Please note that these are not paid positions, although travelling expenses will be reimbursed.  All successful applicants will require to go through a PVG check prior to appointments being confirmed.

Interested?  Please submit the appropriate application form to  

You will also need to complete and return the following forms alongside your application:-


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