We are acknowledged experts in the independent school sector, and Christine Goodyear is well known for her work as an adviser to both senior and preparatory independent schools. With the recent moves towards maintained schools taking more control over their affairs with the advent of free schools and academies, we are well-placed to offer advice to schools in the maintained sector as well.
We have excellent connections with other professional advisers who work in the sector as well as organisations such as ISBA, IAPS, ISC and the Boarding Schools Association. This keeps our finger on the educational pulse, as does Christine’s frequent attendance as a popular speaker at conferences and seminars. She also regularly provides training sessions to school governors, senior management teams and teachers on topics such as trustee duties and responsibilities, public benefit issues, legal liability and performance management concerns.
You are unlikely to present us with a scenario we haven’t encountered before. Our approach is practical and we like to see ourselves as part of your team. We don’t just advise you and then leave you to your own devices; we compose letters, draft scripts for difficult meetings or, if you prefer, attend them with you, and talk you through procedures to ensure that the right outcome is achieved.