Online 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 scheduled seminars are in autumn 2021 but if you need training at a different time then please get in touch as we may be able to help you.

Our online training seminars are delivered using zoom to a maximum of approximately 15 delegates.  The seminars include presentations, case studies and opportunities for discussion and questions and answers.

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Exclusions and Exclusion Reviews  - download the seminar programme 

DATE TBC (Spring 2022) 10.00am to 3.30pm 

Delivered ONLINE via Zoom

  • Understand the changes in the Exclusions guidance in force from September 2017 & Temporary coronavirus regulations
  • 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 - Please note that these seminars are tailored to different audiences.  If you are not sure which seminar is right for you please check before booking a place.

DATE TBC (Late Jan 2022)  9.45am to 3.45pm (This training is tailored for Panel members, Clerks, Democratic Services staff  & those administering/supporting at appeals)

Thursday 2 December 2021  9.45am to 3.45pm (This training is tailored for LA Admissions staff, School Admissions staff and those supporting/advising on school admissions)

Delivered ONLINE via Zoom

  • Understand the legal requirements of the current School Admissions & Admission Appeals Codes tailored to different audiences
  • Setting/Reviewing compliant Admission Arrangements
  • Normal admissions, In-year admissions and Fair Access admissions
  • Explore issues of fairness including human rights, equality and natural justice at appeals
  • Organising and administering appeal hearings
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the Chair, Panel Members, Clerk and Presenting Officer
  • Examine the Appeal Panel's decision making processes

Children Missing Education - download the seminar programme

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • An opportunity to exchange ideas with other professionals


Online seminar cost: £175 per person

Training delivery

Online seminars are delivered via Zoom

Tailored Training

Our seminars topics can be delivered in-house and tailored to meet your 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.  We will confirm your booking.

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 or transferred by ACE, delegate fees will be refunded in full, however any consequential losses will not be covered by ACE.  

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