Training course

Education - Exclusions Update

10 May 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Eversheds, London

1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS

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Target Audience

The course is aimed at those clerking independent review panels, solicitors advising on school exclusions, Head teachers, school governors, Academies, local authority officers and members of independent review panels.

This course provides a comprehensive update on the latest developments in school exclusions law.

The focus of the course will be on the school exclusions guidance which came into effect in September 2017, practical tips for independent review panels, and how to avoid legal challenges including judicial reviews, or complaints of maladministration to the Local Government Ombudsman or to the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

The course will cover:

  • Latest governmental changes on school exclusions
  • What now for exclusion review panels
  • DfE guidance on school discipline and pupil behaviour policies
  • Are your Head Teachers and Governors fully aware of their statutory duties with regard to policies and exclusions?
  • Do you understand the mechanics of exclusion?
  • Are the Clerks of Governing bodies and IRPs trained and aware of their role and responsibilities?
  • The role of the SEN expert
  • The financial payment
  • Practice and procedure
  • Good decision making
  • Natural justice
  • Have you got your procedures right to avoid extensive costs?
  • The Human Rights Act 1998 as it impacts on exclusions
  • The Equality Act 2010 as it impacts on exclusions

This course will contribute to the following aspects of the SRA’s Statement of solicitor competence:

A2 Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practice effectively, taking into account changes in their role and/or practice context and developments in the law

A4 Draw on sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of their field(s) of work and role in order to practice effectively

A5 Apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems

B3 Develop and advise on relevant options, strategies and solutions

B6 Negotiate solutions to clients’ issues

C Working with other people

C2 Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with clients

C3 Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with other people

Education - Exclusions Update

10 May 2019 | 10:00 - 16:00

£215 +VAT

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