Governance & Charity Support

Good governance is at the heart of a good school and increasingly under scrutiny from many quarters.

We advise on the duties, powers and potential conflicts for governors and look beyond the law to advise on what is good practice. We regularly undertake governance reviews and provide bespoke in house training for governing bodies and leadership teams.

Our advice includes:

  • assisting with constitutional issues and with all aspects of governance and operational leadership, with particular experience in balancing the respective requirements of trustees and the school executive.
  • advising on School Standards and Charity Commission compliance
  • acting for charities “hiving off” schools
  • advising new school projects either being hived off or entirely new structures
  • advice to charitable funds supporting Schools
  • the provision of bespoke training for governors and trustees
  • advising on all aspects of public benefit, including a bespoke school audit
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    Recent testimonials

    "They are excellent, the personalised service is superb as they understand our circumstances and advise appropriately."

    Client feedback in Chambers - 2016

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    "Great private and state school clients."

    Client feedback in Chambers - 2016

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    "They are excellent. They get the gist of what's required and they understand what we want to get done. Their advice is sound and clear-cut, and they deliver it in a human way." "They invariably respond with prompt, unambiguous and first-class advice."

    Chambers - 2015

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    Recent testimonials

    Stone King is "probably the best education firm in the business," and "they lived up to the recommendations we received". Another source adds: "They've got undoubted expertise and good geographical coverage - a leading player."

    Chambers - 2014

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    Recent testimonials

    “I feel fellow school leaders need to be made aware that there is an absolutely brilliant company out there who will provide those key services at very competitive rates”

    C A Wakefield - Maldon's Community Academy

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    "Highlighted for its 'depth of expertise in education', Stone King LLP attracts praise for its 'extremely good response times' and 'outstanding level of service'."

    Legal 500 - 2019

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    Recent testimonials

    "First and foremost they are excellent lawyers - they know the charity and education sectors really well."

    Chambers - 2019

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