Independent Schools’ Virtual Conference
Our annual Independent Schools' Conference 2021 will be taking place online in January.
Whilst current restrictions mean that we are unable to discuss matters over a coffee, you are invited to join us remotely to examine the following risk management topics and take part in the live Q&A with our panellists:
- Effective handling of parental complaints
- How to conduct a robust investigation
- Post-Brexit immigration issues for schools
- Essential Employment law update
- 'Rebuilding an aircraft in flight’ – an insight from our guest speaker
- Live Q&A
All senior leaders within the independent school sector are welcome to attend, including: Heads, Deputies, Bursars, School Business Managers, DSLs and Governors.
|9:00 – 9:05||
Registration and Chair's welcome
Stephen Oxley, Wilsons
|9:05 – 9:25||
Effective handling of parental complaints
Vicky Wilson, Wilsons
We will cover the basics of handling parental complaints whilst sharing our tips for navigating the difficult issues that frequently arise.
|9:25 – 9:45||
How to conduct a robust investigation
Debbie Ashenhurst, Wilsons
We will be focusing on the investigation of parental complaints but our best practice guide to conducting investigations can be applied to other scenarios including student disciplinary issues and safeguarding matters. We will cover:
|9:45 – 10:05||
Post-Brexit immigration issues for schools
Jay Moghal, Wilsons
Post-Brexit issues that any school with international students should be aware of. The rules on immigration will change from 1 December 2020 and apply to all overseas students from within and outside the EU. This session will provide a summary of the changes and guidance on how to ensure compliance with the new rules, including:
|10:05 – 10:25||
Essential employment law update
Sophia Zand, Wilsons
We will set out the most recent changes to employment law including those implemented following the Good Work plan as well as a review of what to expect in 2021.
During the session we will also cover key employment issues that have arisen out of the COVID-19 pandemic including health and safety considerations, local lockdowns and staff travelling abroad.
|10:25 – 10:45||
'Rebuilding an aircraft in flight’
Gareth Doodes, Headmaster, The King’s School and CEO The King’s School, Worcester Foundation
Our guest speaker will reflect on:
And on communications, leadership, support and the changing attitude of parents.``
|10:45 – 11:00||Live Q&A with Panel|