For the system to change, each local authority which doesn’t already fund all deferral requests needs to change its policy to agree to automatically fund all future deferral requests and that’s where you can help.
HOW WILL THIS HAPPEN?
The funding of all future deferral requests needs to be discussed and approved by each council’s education committee.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
We need you to ask your local councillors to request that automatic funding of all deferrals is discussed at the next council education committee meeting.
Use our Template Letter to contact your local councillors to ask them to do this.
If you type your postcode in to Write to Them, a list of your local councillors will appear and by copying and pasting the ‘Template Letter’ text into the ‘contact form’ you can email all of your local councillors at once. Please email every councillor in your ward.
Also, please could you send the template letter to the Education Convener in your local authority too as they chair the local authority’s education committee and sit on a national board of Education Conveners with members from every local authority across the country. The email address of yours can be found in this list: Local Authority Education Conveners’ Email Addresses.