Proposed changes to the priority categories for school enrolment schemes

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Closes 16 Jun 2021

Consultation Contents

1. What region do you live in?
2. How old are you?
3. What ethnic group/s do you identify with? Select as many options as you want.
4. Do you agree with our problem definition?
5. What is your experience of balloting in practice? Are you aware of issues with it?
6. Do you think that the priority groups are fair? If not, why? Please provide examples where relevant.
7. Do you agree with our findings that the priority groups could be made more equitable? Please provide examples where relevant.
8. Have you seen evidence of inequitable outcomes caused by the priority groups or balloting? If so, what are they?
9. Do you want to retain the status quo (option 1)? If so why?
10. Do you agree with option 2 (Increase the priority of children of board employees (teachers and other staff) and board members to priority three; lower the priority of siblings of former students, and remove the children of former students as a priority group) and want it progressed?
11. Do you believe that children of board employees and children of board members should continue to be treated together as the same priority, or do you believe they should be prioritised separately?
12. Do you agree with option 3 (Retain current priority groups one and two, increase the priority of children of board members and employees to priority three, and hold an open ballot for all other applicants) and want it progressed?
13. Do you agree that children of board employees (teachers and other staff) and children of board members should be given a higher priority?
14. Do you agree that siblings and children of former students should be given a lower priority?

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