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Before an expulsion can take place there must be a meeting between your parents/carers, the Principal, Chief Executive of the Education Authority and the Chairperson of the Board of Governors. You can ask to attend this meeting if you wish.

You may still be expelled if your parents/carers fail to attend this meeting as they only need to have been invited to attend. This meeting must include a discussion about your future education.

If you go to an Education Authority controlled school, the Principal must prepare papers and send these to the Suspensions and Expulsions Panel of the Education Authority where you go to school. The papers then get sent to a committee called the Committee on the Suspension and Expulsion of Pupils.

If you attend a Catholic Council Maintained School (CCMS), a voluntary school or a grant-maintained school, the Board of Governors of your school makes the final decision about whether you will be expelled.

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