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Volunteers wanted for School Appeals Panel


6/26/2024 3:54:32 AM


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Calling all teachers, former teachers, and individuals with a background or interest in education!  North East Lincolnshire Council is seeking volunteers to become School Appeals Panel members, hearing cases from both the school and the parents or carers.


Not all children secure a place at their preferred school so it is important that there is an independent body to consider appeals and make balanced judgements which make a difference.


The role is voluntary, with reimbursement for reasonable travel and lunch expenses. New panel members will receive the necessary training and support to be able to fulfil this responsibility and have the opportunity to exercise their skills and meet like-minded people along the way.


NELC particularly wants to hear from people who are educationalists who can also bring their expertise to the panel, but each panel consists of individuals with a background in education and individuals without, so please do not be discouraged from applying even if your experience lies in a different sector.


There are no set requirements for minimum availability, and the role can work around existing commitments. The average panel member participates in 10-15 hearing dates a year.


If you’re interested, and you have some time to spare, please get in touch as this is a very worthwhile role.


To find out more, visit: www.nelincs.gov.uk/volunteering-opportunities, email: amy.woodhouse@nelincs.gov.uk or call: 01472 324011.

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