Working within the education sector providing advice on employment and education matters enables me to be truly people focused. I particularly enjoy the pastoral aspects of my work, both for pupils and schools as employers.
The diversity and breadth of my work makes it endlessly interesting, raising new problems to solve, and I always try to keep my advice clear and jargon-free so that it’s easy to understand. I work with a range of clients, including independent schools, academies and maintained schools, and I also advise commercial employment clients.
Outside work I am passionate about dance, and love to bake.
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Review your policies annually, taking legal advice where possible, to ensure they reflect the current legal position and are as robust as possible, so they work for you should the need arise.
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