Often clients want to learn from our experience across the education sector and we have decided to do this by way of an event which focuses on case studies inspired by real matters that highlight the challenges, the multiplicity of issues that can follow from a single incident and the pitfalls to be avoided.
Join us to take part in an event with a bit of a difference, with case reviews covering the following areas:
- Exclusions and suspensions of pupils with EHCP / SEN
- Parental complaints (and the link with staff conduct) and unreasonable parental behaviour
- Data requests from parents and staff (subject access requests/freedom of information)
Light refreshments will be available and there is also the opportunity to join us afterwards at our office opening event which is taking place at Southernhay House Hotel at 6pm where further refreshments will be available together with some entertainment.
Places at this event are free but limited so please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to join us. For catering purposes, please also let us know if you intend to join us afterwards for our office opening event.
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