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Education Appeal Committees: Proposals for Reform: A Consultation

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How to respond

We are inviting written responses to this consultation paper by 16 February 2007.

Please send your response to:

EAC.Consultation@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

or by post to:

Education Appeal Committee consultation
Scottish Executive Education Department
Schools Division
Area 2-B North
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

or you can complete an on line response form at www.scotland.gov.uk/consultations .

If you have any queries please contact Ben Haynes on 0131 244 4924.

We would be grateful if you could clearly indicate in your response which questions or parts of the consultation paper you are responding to, as this will aid our analysis of the responses received.

Handling your response

When responding please could you complete and return the RespondentInformation Form of this consultation paper. This will ensure that we treat your response appropriately. We need to know how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be made public. If you ask for your response not to be published we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly. The views expressed may be quoted or referred to in a future review of responses. If you do not wish your responses to be made public, please ensure that you indicate clearly that all or part of your response is to be treated as confidential.

All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Executive is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.

What happens next?

Following the closing date all responses will be analysed and considered. We aim to issue a report on this consultation process by the end of March 2007. Following this we will be deciding how best to take forward work on Education Appeal Committees, with the intention of taking work forward in this area in the autumn of 2007.

Electronic publication and additional copies

This publication is available on the internet at www.scotland.gov.uk . If you would like additional copies of this consultation paper, or if you would like this document in another format or language, please contact us on 0131 244 7048. We will try to accommodate your wishes.

Comments and complaints

If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them to:

Lynn Henni
Schools Division
Area 2-B North
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ


Tel: 0131 244 4423