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Katie Michelon



+44 (0)115 976 6189


Katie is a highly experienced education lawyer. She advises schools and academies across England on a broad range of education law matters, including governance, admissions, Ofsted inspection, exclusions and parental complaints. 

Katie has particular expertise in the area of school intervention, advising schools and academies on matters such as warning notices, termination warning notices, interim executive boards and forced academisation. She also has a huge amount of experience of supporting schools with challenging Ofsted inspections. 

Katie has advised on hundreds of academy projects including the creation and expansion of multi-academy trusts and the conversion of all types of schools, including special schools, pupil referral units and hospital schools. She now focuses largely on group projects, working closely with multi-academy trusts on transfers and conversions. 

Katie regularly speaks at national conferences and delivers webinars, including in conjunction with our sector partners such as NAHT, CST and ASCL. She also delivers bespoke training to trust boards and leadership teams on topics such as safeguarding, complaints and exclusions. She has featured in the education press on multiple occasions having written articles for publications like the TES, Schools Week and Leader magazine and has been interviewed for education pieces in The Guardian and LexisPSL. 


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Yew Tree Primary School

Advising a maintained school on challenging the DfE’s decision not to revoke its Academy Order: Successful challenge to Secretary of State | Education law ( 

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