The Clerk to the panel will have made notes for each appeal and the panel will have their own informal notes and also keep their case papers of all the appeals for that school until the last one is heard. Usually, when all the appeals have been heard, they will then 'refresh' their memory, assisted by the clerk on all the cases and go through each one to decide whether that particular case outweighs the (prejudice) case for the school. If they decide that the school cannot take all those children whose case outweighs the prejudice, the clerk will assist the panel in 'ranking' those cases and come to a decision as to how many appeals will be successful. This can be very time-consuming of course, if there are a lot of appeals. The clerk then has 5 working days to write the decision letter.
Thank you Maggie May, the head of the school was present at my appeal. Do they also see all the paperwork we sent in and do they have any input with regards to the outcome of the appeal? Thank you so much for your help.