Successful academies, multi academy trusts and maintained schools need experienced legal advisers who understand the complex interplay of education law and best practice. We pride ourselves on providing quality advice across the full range of legal issues affecting the sector with transparency on fees, fixed rates and innovative legal solutions developed to help you to succeed.
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Academies and schools tell us that they want pragmatic legal support for their senior management teams and governors, to help them run thriving academies or schools that can deliver the best outcomes for the local community. We provide them with experienced education lawyers who are always on hand to give practical solutions to problems and the confidence to react positively to opportunities.
We are trusted legal advisers and friends to a great many executive Principals, CEOs, Heads, School Business Managers and Chairs of Governors who rely on our proactive legal advice and 24/7 support. Every client relationship is managed by a partner who commits to knowing your academy or school's unique ethos and is supported by a large team of specialist education lawyers who all understand your perspective and have a genuine passion.
OnStream brings together a collection of resources, know-how and experience in one place. We also have details of all our fixed fee products designed with academies in mind and to provide you with peace of mind without having to reinvent the wheel. OnStream is designed to be your first port of call for all compliance related queries.
Under VWV Plus we offer a range of cost-effective solutions to help you resolve and manage your legal needs, manage compliance and implement best practice.
All of our offerings combine software with our legal knowledge and are designed to save you time and resource. Many of our VWV Plus products have been created to streamline processes in the main risk areas such as:
Policy Tracker to enable you to share an unlimited number of key documents or policies with staff, track online that they have been read and automate reminders.
SCR+ to enable safer recruitment at your school and help you maintain a compliant online Single Central Register
Review for effective staff appraisals to encourage achievement of objectives aligned to your school’s development plan
Our experience of more than 20 years acting for the full range of education institutions nationally (including many academies, multi academy trusts and maintained schools) enables us to identify common legal issues and difficulties and means that we will never have to reinvent the wheel for you. Our tailored fixed price products and services, including our HR & Legal Services Retainer, provide you with cost effective and affordable legal solutions to give you confidence that you are one step ahead of regulatory compliance and able to manage risks and capitalise on opportunities effectively.
We are proud to be the chosen legal partners for the Institute of School Business Leadership and the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT). These affiliations are in recognition of the dedication to training and best practice advice that we provide in response to the continuously changing legal and regulatory demands faced by our clients.
We think ahead for academies, MATs and schools to keep them up to date with the latest education law and best practice through our academies and schools law brief and by running comprehensive and practical training seminars and events. Bespoke INSET, Governors' and legal training for groups and schools associations is also available.
Technically impressive and good at providing practical advice in plain English.