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Joanna Goddard - Regulatory Compliance Associate at VWV


020 7665 0805

How Can Joanna Help You?

Joanna has expertise in regulatory compliance for the state funded education sector, with over 20 years' experience in family law, criminal law and education law to draw upon.

Joanna can help your maintained school, academy or multi academy trust with a wide range of legal issues including (but not limited to) exclusions and other disciplinary matters, admission arrangements and admission related issues, special educational needs and EHC plans, data protection and freedom of information requests, parental complaints and allegations, disputes between parents (including separated parents), equality related matters (for example, disability, race or gender reassignment claims), and enquiries with an underlying family or criminal law element.

Joanna can help you deal with problematic pupils and parents, difficulties with the local authority, ESFA and Ofsted, check your school policies to see if they are compliant and fit for purpose, and help you with drafting correspondence to parents and other parties in a way aimed at resolving issues promptly.

Meeting Your Needs

Joanna works with Headteachers, Governors, Trustees and staff in a practical and sympathetic way aimed at dealing with the legal issues they face in school in a timely and efficient manner, allowing them to get back to carrying out their normal duties with the minimum of disruption.

She aims to quickly establish the issues that need to be resolved, what you hope to achieve, and the best and most cost effective way for you to achieve it.

What You Might Like to Know

Joanna is a keen swimmer and cyclist and has completed a Swimathon for Cancer Research, a London to Brighton Cycle Ride for Lupus UK and is currently training for the Tour of Cambridgeshire Cycle Ride for Macmillan Cancer Support.  She is also a PADI Advanced Open Water certified scuba diver.