Independent Admission and Exclusion Appeal Panel - Thurrock

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Thurrock Council are seeking volunteers prepared to support the Council by acting on Admissions Panels.

Parents who have been refused a place for their child are entitled to appeal against this decision and Appeal Panel Members decide if the original decision is fair.

The appointed panel considers the reasons why the admission authority has refused a child a place or excluded a child from school as well as the special circumstances of the parent or guardians case.

They then make a decision on the issues in line with the regulations, codes other guidance and law that affects admissions and admission appeals in England.

What skills do I need?

Skills and experience

• The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.

• The ability to read and assess information and identify key points/issues.

• The ability to listen to information and identify key points being made.

• The ability to analyse information and use it to form opinions and conclusions.

• The ability to obtain and weigh up evidence to reach reasoned decisions based on that evidence.

• Willingness to work as part of a team.

• Willingness to take advice.

• Willingness to develop your own skills and knowledge.

You will also be expected to develop an understanding of:

• The admissions and exclusions appeal processes and the guidance and legislation supporting them.

• The rules of natural justice.

• The role of the Clerk.


  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 10/02/2015

End Date: 04/01/2021

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