Wolferstans Half Day Education Conference

Wolferstans Half Day Education Conference

Join Wolferstans Solicitors' Half Day Education Conference at Plymouth Argyle! Free admission and lunch included.

Get ready for an exciting and informative event happening on Friday 13th October 2023! We are thrilled to invite you to our in-person conference held in the Boardroom at Plymouth Argyle's Home Park Stadium.

At this half-day conference, you'll have the opportunity to engage with industry experts, network with like-minded professionals, and gain valuable insights into the world of education. Whether you're a CEO, CFO, Business Manager, Headteacher, or anyone managing people within the education field, this event is perfect for you!

With a diverse lineup of speakers and interactive sessions, you'll have the opportunity to discuss the unique challenges and peculiarities of the education sector, and learn innovative approaches to recruitment, retention, and employee wellbeing.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to expand your knowledge, share experiences, and connect with fellow education professionals. Mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready for a day filled with learning and inspiration at the Wolferstans Half Day Education Conference!


10:00am - 10:30am Welcome and Introduction

10:30am - 11:15am “How Not To Lose Tribunal Claims”

Debbie Grennan, is an experienced Employment and Discrimination Barrister from Guildhall Chambers with over 25 years of practice. During her session she unravels the intricacies of navigating Employment and SEND tribunals for both school staff and parents.

Debbie will also unveil her Top 10 Tips for school leadership teams. These insights are designed to help schools avoid claims and effectively handle any claims that may arise. Drawing from real-life cases, she'll cover diverse topics such as religious/philosophical belief, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, and whistleblowing.

11:15am - 12pm "Quirks of the Education Sector – You Cannot Be Serious"

James Twine, experienced Education and Employment Lawyer and Head of our Business Services team.

James will discuss a number of quirks within the education HR setting that have to be heard to be believed – the issues James will discuss are cropping up more and more as Unions, staff and social media are spreading the word. Attending the session will ensure you are live to these issues and can plan accordingly and ensure you are not caught out and facing an uphill battle.

12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch and Networking
12:30pm - 1:15pm "Recruitment and Retention – Thinking Outside The Box"

Victoria Sargeant, experienced Education and Employment Lawyer and is the Head of our Education team.

1:15pm - 2:00pm "Exclusions And How To Limit Risk Of Challenge"

Alice De Coverley, Author of “The law in relation to school exclusions” and Barrister at 3 Paper Buildings Barristers.

2:00pm Conference Ends

Book your place now!

We have limited spaces available and will be closing our bookings on Tuesday 26th September 2023. Please email James at jtwine@wolferstans.com to book your space and let us know of any dietary requirements.


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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