Safeguarding: A free seminar for school heads and senior staff

Aspire-Education and Bates Wells Braithwaite are pleased to announce a free seminar for schools.

Dates & Times

November 24, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Seminar agenda:

  • What are my responsibilities for safeguarding?
  • How will safeguarding arrangements be inspected by Ofsted?
  • Identifying schools’ statutory responsibilities for safeguarding and what this means in practice
  • A review of recent case law involving safeguarding
  • How Ofsted will go about inspecting safeguarding
  • How safeguarding affects teaching and learning and teachers’ reporting duties
  • How to draw up, implement and monitor a Safeguarding Policy
  • Good practice in safeguarding
  • The role of governors in safeguarding
  • Q&A

Who should attend?

  • Heads and Deputies
  • Members of the governing body,
  • School Business Managers, Academy Trustees


Trisha Jaffe –Educational Consultant, School Inspector

Trisha qualified as a middle school teacher but has spent her career in secondary schools supporting inclusion. After working in Manchester, Birmingham, Hackney, and Camden, she was appointed as Headteacher of Kidbrooke School in Greenwich. With 84% pupil premium eligibility it faced many challenges. In 2011, she led its conversion to become one of the first sponsor free converter academies. The school became Corelli College and joined the national network of co-operative schools that are values driven. After 18 years of headship, she left there in August 2014. She is a trustee of a London co-operative foundation school as well as board members of the Schools’ Co-operative Society and the Interim Board of the Co-operative College. She is trained as a school inspector and is currently involved in consultancy in Buckinghamshire.

Caraline Johnson - Senior Associate, Bates Wells Braithwaite

Caraline has over 20 years’ experience in education law and has particular expertise on school issues and the complexities of education land. She has worked all over the country advising on a full range of state education issues including policy initiatives, building programmes, funding and grants, projects, shared use, SEN, admissions and exclusions, tribunal work, appeals, child protection and safety issues. She has provided training nationally on many education issues, including running conferences on academies and has both written for, and edited, the journal 'Education, Public Law and the Individual'.


4.45pm Registration
5pm seminar begins
6.45pm drinks and networking

How to book

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