Wolferstans LLP’s Education Conference 2024

Wolferstans LLP’s Education Conference 2024

Join Wolferstans LLP's Education Conference at Plymouth Argyle! Free admission and lunch included.

Get ready for an informative and engaging event on Friday 11th October 2024 10am-4pm. Wolferstans Solicitors invite you to our in-person conference, set in the Maritime Lounge at Plymouth Argyle's Home Park Stadium.

With a dynamic program of presentations, industry updates, and expert speakers, this conference is designed to provide attendees with essential insights and practical knowledge. Whether you're a CEO, CFO, Business Manager, Headteacher, involved in managing people within the education sector, or running schools or Trusts, this event offers invaluable opportunities to network with peers and deepen your understanding of contemporary education challenges.

Our 2024 conference will cover a broad range of critical topics, including:

  • a general legal update
  • safeguarding and KCSIE update
  • strategies for avoiding discrimination claims in schools
  • managing parental relations
  • optimising school estates
  • effective third-party use of school premises
  • staff wellbeing
  • and the transformative impact of AI in education

Don't miss out on this exceptional event! Mark your calendars, spread the word, and prepare for a day of learning, inspiration, and professional growth at the Wolferstans LLP's Education Conference. This is your opportunity to gain a competitive edge, share best practices, and be inspired by the latest trends and innovations in the education sector.

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James Twine, Wolferstans Solicitors

James Twine is an experienced Education and Employment Lawyer and Head of our Business Services team. James sits on the board for the Cornwall Association of Primary Heads and is one of the preferred legal partners of the Multi Academy Trust Association.

Victoria Sargeant, Wolferstans Solicitors

Victoria Sargeant, experienced Education and Employment Lawyer and is the Head of our Education team. Alongside James, Victoria sits on the board for the Cornwall Association of Primary Heads and is one of the preferred legal partners of the Multi Academy Trust Association. She is also the Chair of a local governor advisory board.

Alice De Coverley, 3PB Barristers

Alice De Coverley is a leading light in the area of School Exclusions, the co-author of of “The law in relation to school exclusions” and a Barrister at 3 Paper Buildings Barristers. Alice also works closely with Ofsted providing specialist advisory and advocacy services in all areas that the education sector regulator inspects and supervises. Alice’s experience has been used at Ofsted to focus on Equality Act matters and drafting guidance for their inspectors.

Emma Waldron, 3PB Barristers

Emma Waldron is a sought after and skilled advocate in the field of Education Law. She has significant experience in conducting investigations on behalf of schools which have included safeguarding allegations of the utmost severity. Emma has previously worked as a Teaching Assistant and is a governor at a maintained school for children with SEND.

James Jarvis, KBG Chambers

James Jarvis is a skilled employment barrister. He has previously taken groups of sixth-formers for a fully-funded tour of the Royal Courts of Justice, the Law Society and Middle Temple. He partakes in outreach for BarNone and is a judge for the schools Magistrates’ Court advocacy competition. James was part of a school Scout group, a Beaver and Cub leader, and now takes Scout Young Leaders on sailing experiences. James brings to his presentation a lot of human as well as legal experience.

Giles Blight, Bailey Partnership

Giles Blight is an award-winning Chartered Architect with over 18 years' experience, with a wide range of key skills and knowledge across a broad spectrum of sectors, including education.Giles will be discussing the pressures and rationalisation of school estates.

Ian Newcombe, Bailey Partnership

With experience both in the UK and overseas, Ian Newcombe has a broad set of skills and wealth of experience across muiltiple sectors, including education. Alongside Giles, Ian will be discussing the pressures and rationalisation of school estates.


Is there an admission fee?
No, the conference is free to attend.

Will lunch be provided?
Yes, lunch will be included for all registered attendees.

Who should attend this conference?
This conference is targeted at CEOs, CFOs, Business Managers, Headteachers, and anyone managing people within an education setting. It is ideal for professionals seeking insights and strategies to navigate the education sector effectively.

Will there be parking available?
Yes, Plymouth Argyle offers ample parking facilities for conference attendees.

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