Your priority is to achieve the highest possible positive impact for your pupils. That’s why ours is to make sure your school’s staff, leaders, governors and board members have all the information and training they need to focus on their primary role.
Below are the main areas of school life and education we regularly provide training on. We can design sessions around your needs – whether you need half an hour or half a day, prefer a workshop with practical examples, or a presentation on the core legal issues that invite queries from those attending.
The Additional Learning Needs (ALN) and Educational Tribunal Act was passed in January 2018 and will begin to be rolled out from the start of the new school year in September 2020. Our training will help you with:
The handling of personal data has always been important in a school context, but even more so since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018. We can update and brief you on:
Safeguarding and child protection requirements are increasingly strict, so it’s important that your procedures are up to date. We deliver training to help you deal with:
Complaints from parents and/or third parties can be tricky to deal with and highly emotive. We can provide guidance on the procedure to follow and some do’s or don’ts especially relating to vexatious or persistent complainants.
We can also provide training on the interplay between the school’s complaints procedure and other procedures such as:
With the new curriculum to be introduced in classrooms in Wales from 2022, it’s crucial that schools have the right governance and leadership structure, to enable transition. That’s why we develop training tailored to Chairs of Governors, Head Teachers and Clerks, covering:
In the event of allegations being made about or by your staff in the course of their employment, having the right procedures in place, and understanding them, is a necessity. We can deliver training on:
To help you make fair decisions, our training also covers:
If a member of your staff is removed from their role, you may need to make a referral to the Education Workforce Council (EWC). This often requires schools to release sensitive information, and to give evidence at an EWC hearing. We can provide guidance and training on: