Independent Appeals Panel

Independent appeals panels help decide the future school of hundreds of children in Oldham Borough each year.

Many schools in the Oldham Borough are so popular that not every child gets the place of their parents’ choice. When this happens independent panels need to decide the appeal.

Being a panel member could be a very rewarding experience for anyone interested in education and who has free time during the day. Appeals can be for any community, voluntary aided, voluntary controlled, foundation or trust school in the Oldham Borough.

You don’t need any specific experience, although applications are warmly welcomed from current and former education professionals and school governors.

You do need to be impartial, objective, sensitive, decisive and keen to contribute to the local community. Panel Members receive travelling expenses when attending school appeals, as well as free car parking and lunch.

Applicants must be able to attend an informal interview and a training day.

Oldham Council School Admission Appeals
Level 4, Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham OL1 1UL
Tel 0161 770 4213