Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham Local Authorities, the Governing Bodies of foundation schools and all the Roman Catholic and Church in Wales voluntary aided schools within the Dioceses of Wrexham and St Asaph, invite applications for new members to join their Independent Education Appeal Panels.
Each panel is made up of three members who are independent of the Local Authority. The task of a Panel is to hear and decide parents’ appeals either against the exclusion of a pupil, or refusal of admission of their child to their preferred school. By law the Panel must include lay members and members with education experience.
Expressions of interest are invited from people of all backgrounds as the panel is made up of lay members and those with experience in education. A Lay Member is a person without personal experience in the management or provision of education in any school (disregarding experience as a school governor or in another voluntary capacity). Panels dealing with Admission Appeals must also have a member with experience in education (a person who is familiar with education conditions in the local authority’s area or is a parent of a registered pupil at a school). Panels dealing with Exclusion Appeals must also have a School Governor Member and an Education practitioner.
The work is unpaid but travel expenses are met and training will be provided.
If you are interested in becoming a panel member for all or any of the authorities, please contact the Clerk to the Education Appeal Panels, Wrexham County Borough Council, The Guildhall, Wrexham, LL11 1AY (01978) 292000 for additional information and an application form. Alternatively, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responses should be received by the 28th February 2018.
Posted on Wednesday 17th January 2018