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Online - Education Exclusions

23 March 2022 09:15 - 14:30


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23 March 2022  |  From £205 + VAT

This course provides a comprehensive update on the latest developments in school exclusions law. The focus of the course will be on the school exclusions guidance which came into effect in September 2017, practical tips for independent review panels, and how to avoid legal challenges including judicial reviews, or complaints of maladministration to the Local Government Ombudsman or to the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

The course will cover:

  • Latest governmental changes on school exclusions including the Covid-19 position

  • What now for exclusion review panels

  • DfE guidance on school discipline and pupil behaviour policies

  • Are your Head Teachers and Governors fully aware of their statutory duties with regard to policies and exclusions?

  • Do you understand the mechanics of exclusion?

  • Are the Clerks of Governing bodies and IRPs trained and aware of their role and responsibilities?

  • The role of the SEN expert

  • The financial payment

  • Practice and procedure

  • Good decision making

  • Natural justice

  • Have you got your procedures right to avoid extensive costs?

  • The Human Rights Act 1998 as it impacts on exclusions (dealt with in the course materials only)

  • The Equality Act 2010 as it impacts on exclusions (dealt with in the course materials only)

The course is aimed at those clerking independent review panels, solicitors advising on school exclusions, Head teachers, school governors, Academies, local authority officers and members of independent review panels.

Tanya Callman

Barrister and Legal Trainer, Edulaw Chambers, Consultant Editor to the Education Title of Halsbury's Laws of England (Fifth edition)

Tanya has long been recognised as a leading expert in education law and has advised many local authorities, academies and maintained schools. She has also acted for parents and children as well as for many independent schools.

She was formerly Consultant Editor of Education, Public Law and the Individual, the journal which she founded. Tanya is also a member of the Practical Law Company Public Sector Consultation Board.

Tanya was ranked in the number 2 band for Leading Juniors specialising in education law “Legal 500” and in the number 3 band for leaders at the Bar in “Chambers and Partners Directory”.

She represented the local education authority in the first case of an appeal from the decision of the (then) Special Educational Needs Tribunal (S v Special Educational Needs Tribunal and the City of Westminster) – taking the case ultimately to the Court of Appeal.

A founder member of the Advisory Group for the National Autistic Society’s Advocacy for Education Service, Tanya has also been involved with a range of educational and special educational needs charities. She was co-Chair of an access advisory group on disability issues.

Amongst her work, Tanya has appeared on Legal Network Television, presented a paper at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, written for Judicial Review and contributed course material for the Open University.

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