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A bit about me

The range of issues which education providers face is very wide and varied, so my work with schools, academies and further education colleges is always interesting; my focus is on providing practical advice which work strategically and commercially for my clients.

Education law is always evolving, and I ensure that my clients comply with the law as cost-effectively as possible as well as running their institution for the maximum benefit of students.

Outside work, I love baking and exploring the Welsh coastline.

Want to know more?

Seek advice as early as possible.

Ask questions – it can help to avoid potentially costly mistakes.

Regularly review documentation to ensure compliance.

How do we ensure that we are compliant with best practice?

Maintain an organised record of documents and review them frequently, seeking advice where necessary.

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Key changes to the Academy Trust Handbook

The changes made to the Academy Trust Handbook this year, and which apply from 1…

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Increasing pupil numbers

As part of an academy’s future planning, it may look to increase the number of…

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Academy governance: the key points

The Department for Education has provided a school governance update, bringing together the key updates…

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Multi-academy trusts: due diligence best practice

While multi-academy trusts (MAT) will be familiar with the term ‘due diligence’, many may not…

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Schools bill: Academy Trust Standards

The government white paper, published in March 2022, clearly sets out an aim for all…

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Schools bill: local authority academisation power

Over the past few decades, local authority responsibilities have significantly changed as councils no longer…

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Schools bill: grammar schools

There are 163 grammar schools established across England which are free to select their full…

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Schools bill: transfer of land by local authorities

Academies, most often those faith schools linked to Church of England or Roman Catholic Dioceses,…

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Schools bill: school attendance

Although being in school is recognised as being crucial to pupils’ attainment and wider life…

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