5Dec

Training on School Exclusion

Level: Introductory/Intermediate

5 December 2019, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Geldards Nottingham (NO VCE)

Presented by Geldards

Course overview

The training has been designed to ensure that attendees are able to provide advice on Exclusion Guidance and Independent Review Panels (IRP). There will be interactive elements, this course aims to set the context of behaviour and exclusions by identifying common pitfalls a GBDC can fall into when reviewing a Head teacher’s decision to exclude a pupil and how an IRP review the GBDC decision. By the end of this course you should also be ready to provide clerking and general advice in relation to school exclusions. You will also gain an overall understanding of the recent changes introduced into the new statutory guidance dated September 2017.

Suitable audience:

Officers responsible for making arrangements for independent review panels and
appointing a clerk
Lawyers

Overview and topics to be covered include:

• Overview of new Exclusion Guidance 2017
• School Behaviour Policy
• SEND and exclusions
• Current Exclusion Law
• Pupil Voice
• Administrative Law Principles
• Exclusion Case Law
• Annex B of the Guidance

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch

Interactive elements

Competencies

This course will cover:

A Ethics professionalism and judgement
B Technical legal practice
B4 Draft documents
C Working with other people
C1 Communicate clearly and effectively
D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:

Ellen Oldham-Hepper is a Professional Legal Officer at Sheffield City Council. Ellen specialises in education law, advising on a wide range of issues including attendance prosecutions, managing pupil exclusions and special educational needs and disability issues. Ellen has years of experience clerking Admission Appeals and has taken the notes for the Independent Review Panel meetings. Ellen is currently a Governor at a maintained primary school. Ellen also delivers training on education law both internally and externally to local authorities.

Louise Bate is a Corporate Governance Lawyer at Sheffield City Council. She specialises in education law, advising on a wide range of issues including managing pupil exclusions and special educational needs and disability issues. Louise has years of experience clerking school exclusion Independent Review Panels.

Angela Lee is a Corporate Governance Lawyer at Sheffield City Council, She also specialises in education law, advising on a wide range of issues including managing pupil exclusions and special educational needs and disability issues. Angela has years of experience clerking school exclusion Independent Review Panels. Angela is also a Governor at her sons’ school.

Jon Ludford-Thomas is a Senior Solicitor at Nottingham City Council. Jon has 20 years’ experience in the fields of employment law and education law. Jon started working at Nottingham City Council shortly after the City Council attained unitary status and became responsible for education in the City of Nottingham. Therefore, Jon has advised Nottingham City Council, its schools and independent appeal panels on a range of education matters from admissions and exclusion through school re-organisation to special educational needs.

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