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Education Sector

Langleys acts for both primary and secondary schools some of which have converted or are in the process of converting to Academy status. We converted the first primary school in the country under the new Academies Act 2010 and the first primary schools to convert in North Lincolnshire, City of Leicester and City of Nottingham authorities.

Each school is unique and there are different challenges that face schools both prior to, during and after the conversion process. Langleys have acted on conversions of many different types of primary and secondary schools including Church of England schools, free schools and schools forming a chain of Academies through a Multi-Academy Trust. Langleys recognise the diverse requirements for each and every school ensuring advice is tailored and specific. We generally aim to achieve conversion within 13 weeks of receiving instructions.

Expert Advice

The Langleys Education Team consists of experienced legal advisors in the Employment, Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Property Law sectors. This ensures that schools and Academies are provided with expert advice in relation to all issues which affect them. In particular, the Education Team will:

  • Attend meetings of the Governing Body to address any issues that the Governors may have
  • Advise on employment of teaching and non teaching staff, their terms and conditions, relations with trade unions and issues involving disciplinary, grievance and discrimination matters
  • Draft and advise on policies including Safeguarding, Admissions and Complaints
  • Advise on social media issues affecting schools
  • Advise on property and land issues
  • Prepare amendments to Company documentation for Academies who wish to form Multi-Academy Trusts or add schools to existing Trusts

This is by no means an exhaustive list of Langleys’ Education services.

Education HR Forum

Each term, Langleys host a Forum for HR professionals working in the Education sector.  The forum involves a presentation on the subject of interest and provides an opportunity for discussion, debate and networking.



Our clients' testimonials speak for themselves.

Read the comments made by our Academy clients
 such as Kevin Eveleigh, Headteacher of Barnby Road Academy and Dean Pomeroy, Headteacher of Warren Hill Academy Trust to give you a flavour of the high standard of service you can expect to receive from the Langleys Education Team