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Richard Freeth

Richard Freeth

Richard Freeth

Partner

about Richard

Richard specialises in providing support to our education clients on a range of issues, both operational and strategic, and also leading on academy conversion projects. He has over 20 years experience of directly supporting schools and local authorities on education (and wider children services) issues. Richard has supported schools through transition to foundation and trust status, established school companies, worked on sponsored academy projects and worked with governing bodies on their conversion to academy status.

Richard has also clerked numerous admission and exclusion appeals for primary, grammar and secondary schools and he has been involved in many SEN and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST) appeals and a number of High Court cases arising out of SENDIST decisions.

Alongside this, he continues to support schools and work with other public and third sector bodies on education/children services related issues. Richard is currently Chair of Trust at North Leamington School in Warwickshire.

Richard also leads on our pastoral offering to schools and regularly advises on a range of issues which affect schools such as equality and discrimination issues including uniform disputes, admissions, exclusions, complaints, special educational needs, funding and governance issues.

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