Training Seminars

Our seminars give delegates an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of law, guidance and policy in the topic and its application to everyday educational practice

Our next seminars would normally take place in June 2020 but until we have more information on how the lockdown will be lifted we are not advertising any dates for face to face training.  We are still providing training using video link or written resources so please get in touch to discuss any training needs.  If you would like to join our mailing list so you hear about our future seminar dates please contact us on 0208 888 3377 or email

Feedback from delegates attending our recent seminars

"The trainer was able to answer questions with regard to specific queries. Easy to listen to, good knowledge"

"I have really enjoyed the day. The information was clear and well presented and the case studies were really informative"

"I cannot suggest improvements, the training is excellent as it is"



Exclusions and Exclusion Reviews - download the seminar programme 

DATE TBC  9.30am to 4.00pm 


  • Understand the changes in the new Exclusions guidance in force from September 2017
  • Consider law and guidance covering the headteacher's decision to exclude
  • Explore Governors' and IRP duties and decision-making processes
  • Examine the role of the SEN Expert
  • Consider the impact of human rights, equality legislation, case law and ombudsman decisions

School Admissions and Admission Appeals  - download the seminar programme

DATE TBC  9.30am to 4.00pm


  • Understand the legal requirements of the current Admissions & Appeals Codes
  • Learn how to set admission arrangements that comply with the Code
  • Explore issues of fairness including human rights, equality and natural justice
  • Understand the role of the Chair, Panel Members, Clerk and Presenting Officer
  • Examine the Appeal Panel's decision making processes

Children Missing Education - download the seminar programme

Please contact us if you are interested in this seminar 


  • Understand the relevant law and guidance in the area
  • Examine LA and school duties as well as parental responsibilities
  • Consider implications for vulnerable groups of children
  • Examine the latest research and recommendations in the area

Looked after children education

Please contact us if you are interested in this seminar 


  • Understand the statutory duties to support the education achievement of LAC
  • Consider the implications of the law and guidance for LAC and educational attainment
  • Understand how the care planning process interacts with education
  • Examine the latest research and recommendations in the area

Disability Discrimination

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HALF DAY seminar

  • Examine discrimination arising from disability under the Equality Act 2010
  • Explore ways of avoiding indirect discrimination
  • Understand the duty to make reasonable adjustments and the overlap with duties in the SEND Code of Practice
  • Explore possible justification of unfavourable treatment according to the Act

Special Educational Needs & Disability - download the seminar programme

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Full day seminar

  • Understand law and guidance for Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Examine rules for appeals to SEND tribunal
  • Consider new legislation and changes to SEN
  • Includes practical case studies, discussion and sharing of good practice

Why should I attend an ACE seminar?

  • Our seminars cover case law, ombudsman and tribunal decisions
  • Practical case studies, discussion and sharing of good practice is included
  • Seminars are constantly updated with relevant law and guidance
  • A comprehensive training manual with extensive notes for future reference is included
  • Seminars give a stimulating day of networking and exchanging ideas with other professionals
  • Training takes place in a central London and regional venues up and down the country
  • Seminars accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority


  Full day Half day
Commercial sector £ 335.00 £190.00
Public sector/Charities £ 295.00 £165.00
Small charities (max 5 paid staff) £ 235.00 £135.00

Training venue

London seminars are held in Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD which is a short walk from Euston and Kings Cross stations.  See map

Regional Seminars - Can't make it to London for training?

Register your interest in a seminar topic in your region. Please email stating your locality and which training topic you are interested in.

In-house Training

Our seminars topics can be delivered in-house and tailored to meet your specific needs. Please email stating which training topic you are interested in.

Enquiries & Bookings

For all enquiries or if you would like to book a place on a seminar please contact us on 0208 888 3377 or email

Alternatively, download the Seminar Booking Form, complete and return by email.

Terms & Conditions

Cancellations will only be refunded if made at least 21 days before the seminar date. There is a £50 admin charge for all cancellations. We will accept substitutes if booked delegates are unable to attend.  In the event of non-attendance, the full delegate fee will be charged.

ACE reserves the right to cancel or transfer a seminar.  If a seminar is cancelled by ACE, delegate fees will be refunded in full, however any consequential losses will not be covered by ACE.  

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