The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
Promoting Excellence in Deaf Education

SENDIST Tribunal documents

BATOD received some professional concerns from members about appropriate conduct at SENDIST hearings and so approached a number of Teachers of the Deaf who are Tribunal members, with a suggestion of a potential "code of conduct" for both sides at hearings. This initiative is approved of by the President of the Tribunal.

The document below is the result of the working of a small group (comprising ToD SENDIST members, representatives from LAs and NMSS and BATOD) which provides guidelines for behaviour at Tribunals.

These guidelines have been produced by BATOD and SERSEN.

Paul Simpson, BATOD Secretary

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