Education Appeals Committee

Information about the role of the committee, which councillors sit on it, who chairs it, when are the meetings held, are they open to the public, can members of the public speak at a committee and when can you view the agenda and minutes.

What is the role of the Education Appeals Committee?

The role of the Education Appeals Committee is to determine appeals in respect of grants to students, including those relating to clothing and transport.

The committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.

Which councillors sit on the committee?

Membership is drawn from Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee.


Councillor Weeks (Chair)
Councillor Coultish
(Councillor Smith - Substitute)

Liberal Democrat

Councillor Sutton

Who chairs meetings?

Councillor Weeks chairs meetings of the committee..

When are meetings?

The upcoming Education Appeals Committee Meetings are listed below:

Date Time Venue
Friday, 15 October 2021 9.30 am County Hall, Beverley
Friday, 3 December 2021 9.30 am County Hall, Beverley
Friday, 28 January 2022 9.30 am County Hall, Beverley
Friday, 4 March 2022 9.30 am
County Hall, Beverley
Friday, 22 April 2022 9.30 am County Hall, Beverley

Are meetings open to the public?

No as the appeals contain personal information and will be heard in private with the appellant and his/her representative.

The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

No, due to the confidential material being discussed, filming or audio recording of appointments committee meetings is not allowed. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.

Can members of the public speak at meetings?

The appellant (a person who applies to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court) and their representative may speak and ask questions during the meeting.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes of meetings?

Agendas and reports for the Education Appeals Committee are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant agenda below. 

Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.

for Education Appeals Committee meetings are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant minute below.

Please note:
agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the committee manager, Jayne Dale:

Email: jayne.dale@eastriding.gov.uk

Tel: (01482) 393201

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
County Hall
Cross Street
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA

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