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Tower Hamlets school admissions forum

What this forum does

The Tower Hamlets school admissions forum includes representatives of schools, parents, governors, Diocesan boards and the Council of Mosques. The forum monitors and reviews the effectiveness of admission arrangements and how those arrangements can be improved. It advises the council on how to deal with difficult admission arrangements and improve access to school places for all children. The forum deals with school admissions policy, but does not discuss individual admission cases.

Constitution

For full details of how the forum operates, and the areas it covers, download the Admissions forum constitution

Agendas, minutes and reports

Agendas, minutes, reports

 Agendas Minutes Reports
 Agenda 11 October 2019  Minutes 11 October

 Item 8 - Nursery - summary of offers

Item 8 - Reception - summary of offers

Item 8 - Secondary transfer - summary of offers

Item 9 - Free/academy roll

Agenda 11 December 2019 Minutes 11 December 2019

Item 8 - Secondary transfer - summary of applications

Item 10 - Free/Academy roll

Agenda 27 February 2020 Minutes 27 February 2020

 

Agenda 18 June 2020 Minutes 18 June 2020

 

When and where it meets

The forum usually meets once a term at schools and community centres around the borough.

Forum members

School community

  • Dee Bleach (Mayflower) – primary

  • Patrice Canavan (Oaklands) – secondary

  • Lynne Cottle – nursery

Schools – voluntary aided

  • Elizabeth Figueiredo (St Peter's London Docks) – primary

  • Richard Fitzgerald  (Bishop Challoner) - secondary

 

Schools – academy/free

  • Sarah Counter (Canary Wharf College) – secondary

  • Sue Ward (The Clara Grant) – primary

 

Diocesan/Council of Mosque representatives

  • Penny Harvey – Church of England Diocese

  • vacancy – Catholic Diocese

  • Aslam Uddin – Council of Mosques

 

Parent representatives

  • Salma Mahbub

  • Fathimah Rofe

  • Shahana Begum

 

Community representatives

  • Jenny Miller – Parents Advice Centre

  • Alex Nelson - Voluntary Sector Children and Youth Forum

  • Shahanur Khan – Collective of Bangladeshi Governors

  • John Bradshaw – Tower Hamlets pupil referral unit

  • Dennis Jenner – Local authority appeal panel member

 

Advisory officers from Tower Hamlets council

  • Head of Pupil Services – Terry Bryan

Groups and their representatives have equal rights within the forum

For enquiries please contact:

Kelly Mack
Clerk to the Admissions Forum

Tel: 020 7364 5860
Email: kelly.mack@towerhamlets.gov.uk