This is a session for all governors, headteachers and administrators in Aided Schools and academies involved in the admissions process. It will cover the roles and responsibilities of those involved within your school or academy in all aspects of admissions.
These briefings have been specifically organised during June and early July in order that governors wishing to revise their arrangements on the back of the briefing experience will have time to prepare the documentation and consult on the statutory timeline, between 1 October 2020 and 31 January 2021.
The briefing will comprehensively cover the development of high-quality admission arrangements and the specific content required by law. Attendees should leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the purpose of admission arrangements, the freedom to include or exclude particular practices resolve grammatical issue the procedure to follow for changing arrangements and an insight into the likely challenge.
In aided schools and academies the responsibility for all admission arrangements, main round admissions and in-year admissions rests with the ‘Admission Authority’. This means the governors and trustees of the school or academy;. iIt cannot be delegated to the Local Authority. It is essential that all schools understand this legal requirement.
To aid our presentation, do let us know of any particular areas of concern you might wish to raise prior to the briefings.
Course Leader: Christine Jones (ODBE Admissions and Appeals Officer)
Time: 6.30pm – 9.00 pm (approximately)
Cost: Schools in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £55 (+ VAT)
Schools not in the Diocesan Service Agreement: £95 (+ VAT)