Successful independent schools need experienced legal advisers who understand the complex interplay of education law and best practice.
Schools tell us that they want pragmatic support for their senior management teams and governors to help them run a thriving school that delivers the best outcomes for the school community. We provide them with education lawyers who are always on hand to give practical legal solutions to problems and the confidence to react positively to opportunities within the sector.
We are trusted legal advisers and friends to a great many heads, bursars and chairs of governors of independent schools who rely on our proactive advice and 24/7 support. Every client relationship is managed by a partner who commits to knowing your school's unique culture and is supported by a large team of specialist lawyers who all understand your perspective and have a genuine passion for independent schools.
Our experience over more than 20 years acting for the full range of independent schools enables us to identify common issues and difficulties and means that we will never have to reinvent the wheel for you. Our fixed price tailored products and services, including the parent contract and school fees recovery scheme give you cost effective and affordable solutions to areas of custom and practice that are common throughout the sector.
In response to our 2016 compliance survey, we have launched a dedicated compliance portal for independent schools.
OnStream brings together a collection of resources, know-how and experience in one place. Whether your school has a compliance officer, a compliance committee, or simply a group of dedicated professionals trying to keep up to date, we have designed OnStream to be your first port of call for all compliance related queries.
Automate and Simplify Key Compliance Tasks Using My OnStream
We have also developed an online compliance management system,
My OnStream. The software offers a range of cost-effective solutions, tailored to your school and is designed to help schools keep on top of regulatory change.
Schools can choose to subscribe to a range of modules including:
Policy Tracker to enable you to easily share policies or key documents with staff, track online that they have been read and automate reminders
SCR+ to enable safer recruitment 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
We think ahead for schools and keep them up to date with the latest law and best practice through our Schools Law Brief (subscribe) and by running numerous practical training seminars. We support all the independent school associations and are regularly invited to speak at their events and conferences.
VWV's education practice enjoys a stellar reputation in the market as a one-stop shop.