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Free academies briefings for education sector

Free academies briefings for education sector

Friday 27th April 2012

Following the Government's recent invitation to all schools in England, primary or secondary, to apply for academy status, leading law firm Brabners Chaffe Street is hosting free academies briefings for schools which would like to find out more about the process involved in converting to an academy and the legal and practical issues that need to be considered. 

A team of experts from Brabners Chaffe Street will present on the process of converting to an academy including the requirement to consult, the legal form of an Academy Trust and the duties that will be imposed on its trustees, the Funding Agreement with the Secretary of State, TUPE and employment issues including pension matters, the transfer of the school land and buildings and other property issues, contracts and the contracting process and other legal and practical points, including Human Rights and Freedom of Information.

The sessions will conclude with a forum during which those present can put forward their questions about the process.

The briefings are aimed at headteachers, deputy headteachers, governors and senior management teams of schools and take place on Tuesday 25 January at Horton House, Liverpool, between 4pm and 6pm, on Wednesday 9 March at 55 King Street, Manchester, between 4pm and 6pm and on Thursday 10 March at 7-8 Chapel Street, Preston, between 4pm and 6pm.

Speaking at the events will be Brabners Chaffe Street's Stephen Claus, Partner and Head of Charities and Social Enterprise, Partners David Maples, Stephen Brodie and Stephen Roper, and Associate Dewi Paddock.

Stephen Claus of Brabners Chaffe Street comments: “There are very few avenues for up-to-date and expert information for schools considering applying for academy status. Brabners Chaffe Street is one of very few law firms who specialise in this area and these sessions will give schools the chance to hear the process of conversion explained and offer the opportunity for those present to network”.

To confirm your free place please email bcsnewsandevents@brabnerscs.com. 


For further information contact Stephen Claus at Brabners LLP on 0151 600 3000.