Given the evolving situation in relation to the Corona Virus we have taken the decision to postpone some training and planned BDES events in order that we can provide early notification and avoid any risk to health or confusion about whether something is running or not. We are therefore postponing all training and BDES events between Saturday 21st March and Wednesday 29th April inclusive. We will review the situation before the Easter break and make a further decision about training and events after 29th April at that point.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The next Chairs’ network meeting will focus on Admissions, led by Theresa Kerr from Winckworth Sherwood Law.

The session will include:

  • Who is responsible for determining the admissions arrangements in the case of VA schools, SATs and MATs?
  • How to carry out a consultation
  • Oversubscription criteria for Catholic schools
  • The requirement for admissions arrangements to be fair, clear, objective and easy for parents to understand how places will be allocated
  • Sixth Forms
  • Appeals

This is a valuable opportunity for chairs and vice chairs to meet once a term, networking and sharing good practice whilst discussing a range of relevant issues with presenting professionals

Facilitators: Rob Simpson, Director of Education and Theresa Kerr, Senior Associate, Winckworth Sherwood.

To book your place please use this form.