Vol­un­teers sought for ap­peals pan­els

Yorkshire Post - - EDUCATION ON MONDAY -

FOR PAR­ENTS it is one of the most fraught times of their child’s school­ing, but now Brad­ford Coun­cil is look­ing for vol­un­teers to help the ad­mis­sion process run more smoothly.

Tra­di­tion­ally many schools rated ‘good’ or ‘out­stand­ing’ by Of­sted are over­sub­scribed and that means that each year a num­ber of pupils are un­suc­cess­ful in se­cur­ing their first choice place.

When that hap­pens, par­ents have a right to chal­lenge the de­ci­sion, with a School Ad­mis­sion Ap­peals Panel re­view­ing each one on a case by case ba­sis. All pan­els are in­de­pen­dent of lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and school gov­ern­ing bod­ies, but the one which op­er­ates in Brad­ford needs fresh vol­un­teers.

Com­pre­hen­sive train­ing is pro­vided and vol­un­teer panel mem­bers can claim travel ex­penses. Any­one in­ter­ested can call 01274 434287, or email tracey.sug­den@ brad­ford.gov.uk

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