Our education experts can provide assistance with a broad range of educational services.
Independent Exclusion Review Hearings
We have a pool of fully trained panellists, many of whom are current or retired judges, lawyers and/or JP’s. You can be assured that no matter how complex the case, you will be in safe hands.
Furthermore, by fully managing this review process, we save you time and effort, allowing you to focus on your key educational business.
We are experts in providing training courses about the law relating to admissions. Our courses provide a presentation of an admission appeal hearing and include practical exercises to aid with the various stages of the decision making process for infant and secondary appeals and, give a complete overview of The School Admissions & Admission Appeals Codes.
Our training covers:
> The admission arrangement;
> Normal, In-year and Fair Access admissions;
> Fairness, Natural justice & Equalities legislation;
> Appeal Hearings – organisation, procedure, and roles & responsibilities;
> Appeal panel decision making processes
> Lessons and best practice from the Ombudsman / ESFA complaints.
Exclusion Review Training
We understand the challenging nature of exclusion reviews, our training supports headteachers, governors, clerks, and independent review panels to get it right first time and to:
> Understand the changes in the current Exclusions guidance in force & temporary coronavirus regulations;
> Consider law and guidance covering the headteacher’s decision to exclude;
> Explore Governors’ and IRP duties and decision-making processes;
> The role of the Clerk;
> Examine the role of the SEN Expert;
> Consider the impact of human rights, equality legislation, case law and ombudsman decisions.
We have developed a series of training modules and workshops specifically designed to support Governors in providing the best learning outcomes for pupils.
The new Ofsted framework has raised the bar in terms of accountability for Governors with ‘leadership’ at the heart of securing better teaching, better governance and better schools. With more and more Academies coming on-line and the ever changing educational landscape there is one constant: ‘high quality governance is crucial to driving school improvement’.
Although there is a differing regulatory framework for academies and schools, the principles of good governance remain the same.
We will soon be launching our dedicated training and resources website under the marketing name of Clerks Academy.
Our Training is recognised by The CPD Standards Office.