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LBMW constantly design consultations, conferences, seminars and other events to assist education administrators and schools in every aspect of their work. Many are free, for the larger events a charge is made. If you would like to have your name on the mailing list for notification and personal invitations to our future events, please click here.

08 March 2018

1 The Sanctuary, Westminster

Where next for schools? is it time for a post-academy agenda?

A round-table gathering at LBMW with practitioners, CEOs, headteachers, property managers, directors of education, strategic thinkers and LBMW's own experts and consultants.

We look at the current state of the education system, what political purpose we think is in the academies system, and how system leaders in MATs, LAs and Dicoeses can shape the future.
Benefit from hearing the latest thinking, and forming the agenda for the future with colleagues.
Take back new ideas and analysis to help your schools and leaders.
Take part in listening mode or try out new ideas on interested ears.

A seminar where what you put in will determine what you take away

11am Welcome from Howard Dellar, Head of Education, LBMW
11.05 am Where next for policy, is there a sense of direction and purpose? Simon Foulkes - LBMW consultant
11:25am How the system looks when LA's take different stances Deborah Pepper, Lead Officer, Guildford Diocese Educational Trust
11:45 am Getting the best for small schools in a big system: Jackie Waters-Dewhurst, Director of Education, Diocese of Lincoln
12:05 pm Making the system work for all: Deborah Merrett, Chief Education Adviser, Stockton Borough Council
12:25 pm - Plenary - setting the agenda for discussion

1pm Lunch

1.30pm Guided Discussion - Goals and Barriers in the System
2.00pm Groups Meet - what are the key signposts for the future?
2.30pm Groups present - final Plenary - Chair Simon Foulkes

A sandwich lunch will be provided.

03 May 2018

Vintners' Hall, Upper Thames Street, London

LBMW 7th Schools Conference 3rd May 2018

The annual LBMW Schools Conference has become a fixture in the maintained, academy, and independent school sectors. Each year the theme seeks to enable leaders in the field to develop their own strategies for education, with or despite the current government agenda. As leading lawyers in the field of education and charity law, LBMW are well-placed to offer a series of distinguished speakers with real experience in practice to support this year's theme 'Charities leading Change'.

Our speakers this year include:

Professor Joe Nellis, Professor of Global Economy and Director: Policy Sustainability & Performance Community at the Cranfield School of Management

Sunena Stoneham, Principal Legal Counsel, Independent Schools Council

Robin Hopkins, Barrister, 11KBW - speaking on Data protection and the GDPR

Desmond Deehan, Headteacher. Townley Grammar School, Bexleyheath

Alastair Hunter, Chair of Trustees, Community of St Mary the Virgin at Wantage

David Whittington, OBE, Education Adviser, LBMW

Clifford Woodroffe, Partner, LBMW - speaking on the recent Durand case where Ofsted were defeated at the High Court

As ever we enjoy the superb surroundings and hospitality of the Vinters' Hall and look forward to seeing you there.

18 September 2018


Education and Property Law Update

to be confirmed - review of current issues and upcoming legislation

13 November 2018


Charity Law Update

Current and forthcoming issues and regulations.