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Capita’s School Admissions Conference - Tuesday 6th December 2011, Central London & School Admissions Appeal Workshop – Wednesday 7th December 2011, Central London

London, United Kingdom, October 02, 2011 --( Capita’s 6th National School Admissions Conference is taking place on Tuesday 6th December 2011 in Central London, followed by the half-day School Admissions Appeals Workshop on Wednesday, 7th December 2011

Capita’s 6th National School Admissions Conference is timed to give you strategic guidance before the new Admissions Codes come into force in early 2012. It will assess how the Government’s commitment to a fairer and simpler admissions process can be taken forward nationally.

Following the consultation to make the school admissions process simpler, fairer and more transparent, policy experts and decision makers are coming together to give further details on the simplified legislation and answer questions surrounding the impact of the Education Bill on the admissions system.

This conference showcases leading practices which will help you coordinate a local arrangement, construct a solid school admissions policy, and work effectively with neighbouring schools when handling oversubscription.

Addressing stakeholders and practitioners’ concerns for the future, the conference will discuss the key issues surrounding:

• The increased variety of schools under one local authority’s control
• Managing the immediate and long term effects of public spending cuts
• Fostering relationships between parents, schools and the local authority
• Achieving equity across localities to avoid a postcode lottery
• Taking a school’s admission arrangements "in-house" and away from local authority responsibility

Take this opportunity to hear up-to-date strategic guidance and learn from sector specific case studies to help you overcome the challenges of coordinating an equitable admissions arrangement in your local area.

Chair: Emma Knights, Chief Executive, National Governors’ Association

Speakers include:

David McVean, Deputy Director of School Collaboration, Organisation and Fair Access Division, Department for Education

Dr Elizabeth Passmore, Chief Adjudicator, Office of the Schools Adjudicator
Paul Strong, Representative, FASNA (Foundation, Aided Schools and Academies National Association)

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School Admissions Appeal Workshop – Wednesday 7th December, Central London

Capita’s 6th School Admissions Conference is followed by a half-day workshop – School Admissions Appeals. Attend this event to gain step-by-step legal guidance on how to meet the requisites of the new School Admission Appeals Code of Practice and handle a variety of appeals in order to reach fair decisions.

Led by an experienced legal expert and using practical case studies, the workshop will give you an essential break down of the exact requirements and training needed to carry out appeals proceedings.

Take this opportunity to have your questions answered and help avoid further appeals or complaints.

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For more information, contact Catherine Kennedy on 020 7202 0557 or at

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Catherine Kennedy
020 7202 0557

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