Training is part of the core delivery at J. A. Walker. We believe that schools need expert assistance to manage and meet the constantly changing obligations that they face. Specialist training delivered with a practical application that can be used on a daily basis in schools is the underpinning principle of all courses and events we run.  Please see the dedicated GDPR Training page if you are seeking Data Protection training.

Appeal Panel Member and Clerk Training

We provide a comprehensive appeal training service to schools and academies which can be delivered to individual schools and trusts or to mixed groups with the possibility of sharing panel members for future appeals.

School Admission Appeals

We can provide training for staff to present the case against admission and highlighting key areas that support the school. Training will prepare staff to demonstrate clearly that further admissions are not possible and would not be of benefit to the school.


Our exclusion training course will help all those involved in the exclusion process. It will provide the knowledge required to make confident decisions. It covers the whole process from the point of exclusion through to the removal from roll.   The heavy emphasis on the process in exclusions means it is absolutely essential that Heads, SLT, Clerks and Governors all understand their role and obligations to get exclusions right.

Managing Complaints

Complaints require careful, decisive handling. Processes must be transparent, effective and command respect from all participants. Managing complaints effectively can reduce the stress and time that it takes to deal the process, and the parent. The course looks at policy requirements, procedures and practicalities. School staff, heads and governors should attend.

The Equality Act and Schools

Understanding the obligations of the Equality Act in schools can help to underpin good inclusive practice, and prevent any inadvertent failure to meet the exacting standards of the legislation. This is a very practical perspective and looks at simple steps to manage the requirements, and how to defend complaints, tribunal or court claims.

SEN Support  

What can schools do to manage the crisis in SEN funding? How has the relationship between schools, academies and the LA changed in the light of the SEN Code of Practice 2015? What if your school can’t meet a child’s needs, how to justify an EHCP application and how to protect against complaints and tribunal claims.

If you would like to talk about our training service, get in touch by filling out the form on the contact page. Or, you can give us a call on 0333 7729 763 and we’ll give you more information.