I feel a little apprehensive about this, as the school has heard all our arguments etc and may be more robust in their defence. I suppose it gives us some more time to consolidate our position, we could get more evidence from the psychologist etc in the meantime.
Any ideas, advice welcome
No, I've never been on a reconvened panel.
I'd hope that the school would take the same stand that it did last time. If they were more robust, then the two 'existing' panel members would no doubt notice it. That may or may not work in your favour. Anyway, as it is a totally new appeal in effect, you could introduce more evidence (and of course, you've heard the schools side as well).