We understand you often need rapid turnaround, practical solutions within this sensitive and rapidly changing sector. To support your aims, we have a clear understanding the objectives of the various parties involved in these projects, including local authorities, schools, governing bodies, foundation trustees, academy sponsors, academy trustees, project managers, contractors and service providers. We will provide you with the guidance and support to ensure the delivery of cost-effective commercial solutions.
Our specialist Education Team has a broad range of expertise:
Our experts in Education Law, guidance and Governance matters understand the delicate balance that must be maintained with best practice. In support of this, we have recently advised a central government body on powers to intervene in the discharge of education functions by local authorities and schools and on funding for voluntary aided schools.
We are also at the cutting-edge of developing innovative partnerships and projects in the education sector, helping to transform lives and play a vital role to future generations.
- The UK’s first parent promoter school
- The UK’s first special school built under BSF
- Traditional and converter academies, including multi-academy operators
We have a thorough understanding of the sensitivities you face around welfare, including potential prosecutions, and have recently advised the governing body of a secondary school in relation to a drug-related disciplinary issue.
We have a dedicated team who specialise in Special Educational Needs advice and have recently acted on behalf of the board of governors of a primary school in respect of a disability discrimination claim brought against the school by a parent in respect of their child who had special educational needs.
We can also guide you through complicated, multi-staged admissions and exclusions processes and provide advice on independent review/appeal panels should you require. We will support you to resolve any dispute you may have as efficiently and effectively as possible.