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The White and Green Papers are out - what next? Browne Jacobson

Head of Education and Governance expert Mark Blois is joined by Browne Jacobson's regulatory and pastoral specialists who explain some of the core policy and legal implications, as well as the importance of action on your own terms.

This online event took place on Wednesday 4 May 2022, 2-3 pm and is now available on-demand.

At the end of March, the Department for Education published the long-awaited White and Green Papers.

They have been described as both “ambitious” and “underwhelming” by commentators so far but, whatever your view, they lay out the strategic framework and guidance for all English schools and academies over the next eight years.

During this webinar, Head of Education and Governance expert, Mark Blois was joined by our regulatory and pastoral specialists who explained some of the core policy and legal implications, as well as the importance of action on your own terms.

Please click here to access the webinar.

About the speakers

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Mark Blois

Mark is a Partner and Head of Browne Jacobson's education practice. With over 25 years’ experience as an education lawyer, Mark has long been recommended as a leader in his field in the industry bibles ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘Legal 500’. ‘Chambers UK’ has dubbed him “an industry leader” and ‘Legal 500’ includes him in their 'Hall of Fame', which highlights law firm partners who are 'at the pinnacle of the profession'. Mark has also been designated as a National Leader of Governance by the Department for Education.

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Philip Wood

Philip specialises in education law and has over eight years of experience in advising a range of education institutions including schools, academies and universities with a particular interest in admissions, exclusions/student disciplinary, discrimination and public law elements of education institution decision making. Philip also advises on complex academy transfers and mergers.

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Katie Michelon

Katie advises schools and academies on a broad range of education law matters.

Katie regularly advises on exclusions, governance, safeguarding, admissions and parental complaints. She has particular expertise in school intervention matters and leads on this part of the firm’s practice. She provides advice to schools that may be vulnerable to formal intervention measures from their local authority or the Secretary of State. She also supports schools with challenging Ofsted inspections. As part of her work in the area of school intervention, Katie contributed to representations made to Parliament on the Education and Adoption Bill.

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