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By Kate Hindmarch

Feb 26th, 2015

Respected Education Writer to Address Seminar

One of the UK’s most respected writers on education is to address an event organised by Langleys Solicitors.

Gerard Kelly, the former editor of the Times Education Supplement and Times Higher Education, will speak to an audience including head teachers and school governors on 10 March at Newark Showground.

Gerard was named Editor of the Year (Business) at the magazine industry’s PPA Awards in 2011. He now runs a public relations consultancy that specialises in education. His address will feature his predictions for the future of education.

The half-day seminar is aimed at representatives of schools and academies, including headteachers, bursars, business managers, HR professionals and governors. It is being jointly hosted by Streets Chartered Accountants.

The seminar follows Lincoln and York-based Langleys’ successful launch of a specialist education unit – a team of experts that helps primary and secondary schools navigate a rapidly changing environment, including the growth in academy status.

The unit consists of experienced legal advisors in the fields of employment, dispute resolution, corporate and property law. It acted for the first primary school in the country to convert to an academy.

The seminar will include a session on the impact of social media in schools and academies. As concerns mount over the use of sites such as Facebook and Twitter by students, parents and teachers, Langleys’ employment experts Kate Hindmarch and Aleks Tusien will offer information and guidance.

There will also be a session on good financial governance by Robert Anderson and Melanie Lord of Streets Chartered Accountants.

Kate Hindmarch, an employment partner who specialises in academy conversions, said: “This is an opportunity for Langleys to showcase its experience and expertise in the education sector but also a chance for education professionals to ask our speakers about some highly topical issues.”

The free-to-attend seminar takes place on 10 March at Newark Showground’s Sir Stewart Goodwin Pavilion, from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

To book a place, please call Kate Hindmarch on 01522 508815 or email kate.hindmarch@langleys.com

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