From the Publisher
Your School Your Choice reveals exactly what many parents are desperate to know - how to win an appeal for your child's place at a chosen school - and offers to boost the chances of a successful appeal from 35% to as high as 75%.
Your School Your Choice explains precisely how parents can make sure their appeal against an admission authority's decision has the best chance of success and is written by John Chard, who has experience on both sides of the fence (as an advisor to school appeal panels and as an advisor to parents), and presents an insider view on how parents can succeed in their appeal.
John offers invaluable advice and guidance to parents in connection with whichever appeal that they will encounter. His track record of successful appeals is about 75% (compared to the national average of about 35%). In the book John shares his authoritative view on how to make a successful appeal.
He comments: "One of the most successful ways to win an appeal is to prove that the published admission criteria have not been followed by the admission authority. Often a number of admission authorities have not adhered to their own admission arrangements, which is a clear breach of the codes issued by the government. Regretfully, only a third of all appeals are successful and this is mainly because parents are not properly prepared for what can often be a traumatic experience at a time when they are extremely anxious. This usually happens because parents do not know how to challenge an admission authority's statement."
Publisher Jamie Ross adds: "This is a comprehensive, authoritative and bang up-to-date guide to getting a place for your child at the school of your choice, whatever their age. It covers the admissions process and the appeals process. We have been working flat out to ensure that the book is available for National Offer Day and contains a comprehensive guidance on the latest school appeals code which applies to decisions communicated after March 1, 2008.
About the Author
John Chard has more than ten years experience of organising and overseeing school appeals for local education authorities. Now a consultant, he helps thousands of parents each year through the round of school admissions and appeals.