Wokingham seeks Independent Education Admissions Appeals Panel members


Wokingham Borough Council is responsible for setting up the Independent Education Appeal Panel who listen to appeals against Admission Authority decisions in relation to school admissions.

The borough council currently needs more volunteers to serve on this panel.

Education appeal panels are made up of representatives, governor representatives, teachers and retired teachers. Their task is to hear the Admission Authority’s reasons for not allocating a place to a child, and the parents’ reasons for wanting their child to go to the preferred school. They then have to decide whether to allow the appeal, having considered what affects admitting extra children to a school might have on the provision of efficient education and efficient use of resources.

The likely commitment will be several days per year during office hours; training will be provided and out-of-pocket expenses for travel and car parking will be met.

If you would like to become involved, please contact Tricia Harcourt or Luciane Bowker on (0118) 974 6091/6053.

December 12, 2013 |

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