Education Law CPD Course Overview
Education Law is concerned with how education is provided and is aimed at ensuring that everyone has the right to an equal education regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability status. It deals with the school system, school boards and how discipline is governed.
Lawyers or solicitors working in the field of education law must be kept up to date regarding updates to the Education Act and other legal issues that may affect their work.
Below are a list of example CPD training courses on education law and related areas along with the number of CPD hours awarded by each course, webinar, seminar or conference. For specific courses or actual courses currently on offer contact your training provider.
CPD Training in Education Law
Special Educational Needs Conference – CPD hours 6
This conference deals with a wide range of topics in the vast and complex area of the law regarding special educational needs. Highly experienced speakers tackle the definition of ‘disability’ and what exactly constitutes a ‘disability’ for the purposes of the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act).
Topics covered include case law updates and the choice of schools available to those who are classified as requiring special educational provisions. It also looks at the regulatory framework for special educational needs and upper tier appeals.
Converting to an Academy – Webinar – CPD hours 1.5
An academy is normally associated with a high performing academic institution, since the rules governing which schools can convert to academies are directly linked to performance. Academies are able to adapt the national curriculum more than state schools, adopt a different pay structure for teachers and vary the length of the school day. Converting to an academy has status enhancing benefits for schools and the process of conversion involves a large amount of legal support and guidance.
Lawyers working in the field of education must be kept up to date with the key differences between an academy and school as well as the legal framework of academies and the conversion process. Issues relating to property transfer and the application process must be fully understood. This webinar is intended to provide lawyers with an overview of the conversion process in terms of their responsibilities.
The Education Law CPD webinar takes a close look at the academies programme and what sets academies apart from other educational establishments such as the legal and governance framework as well as the application and consultation procedure. It also examines the funding agreement and annexes as well as the transfer of property, assets and liabilities.
Discrimination & School Admissions Policies – The JFS Case – Podcast – CPD hours 1
This podcast deals with the key issues with the JFS case, where an 11 year old boy was denied a place at the school because the school ruled that since his mother was a non-orthodox convert, he was not recognised as Jewish according to the Office of the Chief Rabbi. It examines the relevant arguments in relation to how discrimination on religious and ethnic criteria interacts.
Learning outcomes include a better understanding of the case in question and why the admissions policy in the case was proved to be directly discriminatory. It also highlights how religious and ethnic issues will continue to affect admission policies and how the law reacts to cases where policies are shown to be discriminatory in these regards. The proportionality and necessity of admissions policies must always be investigated when there is an argument concerning the issue of indirect discrimination.
Education Law CPD Course Providers
Legal courses similar to the ones listed above can be found from a number of reputable CPD course providers throughout the UK and in your local area. Read more to learn about the many CPD courses offered by course providers in the area of education law.