Essential Law for School Leaders - Birketts' new specialist training course


27 May 2022

Birketts is delighted to offer a new specialist training course for the education sector, Essential Law for School Leaders.

The firm is now offering a new specialist training course for the education sector. Our Essential Law for School Leaders course draws on our considerable wealth of experience in the sector and is designed for CEOs, bursars, head teachers and senior leaders. The course is aimed at those working within schools, sixth form and further education colleges and covers a range of employment law and student issues, including:

  • the legal framework, including statutes, common law, statutory guidance and your structure and constitutional documents
  • essential employment law, looking at statutory rights, contractual rights and key do’s and don’ts.
  • difficult conversations with employees
  • discrimination from an employment perspective
  • discrimination from a student perspective
  • the legal relationship with students and parents
  • dealing with complaints, difficult conversations with parents and managing stakeholders, partners and other agencies.

Our training is led by qualified lawyers who are also trained trainers and specialise in employment law and education dispute management (including student issues). It is an interactive and interesting session with exercises, case studies and materials, which can be tailored to your organisation. We can present the course as a full day training session, or split across two half days which can be delivered in person or remotely.

Feedback on Essential Law for School Leaders

“Very useful. Presenters were clearly knowledgeable in their area and very personable towards the delegates. Thank you!”

“When I looked at the agenda I prepared myself for a very dry day! As I reflected, I realised that I had learned new things and I had actually enjoyed it, which had to be a first for employment law! I have sat through many very long sessions with a similar theme that had in reality lasted no more than two hours so to have enjoyed a whole day... The team were very approachable and I left the training feeling that we are now in safe hands as long as we do our bit well. That was previously a pressure, but I am confident that the steps and the guidance are now going to be very clear.”

For more information on this course please contact Abigail Trencher or Josie Beal

The content of this article is for general information only. It is not, and should not be taken as, legal advice. If you require any further information in relation to this article please contact the author in the first instance. Law covered as at May 2022.