Overcoming challenges and finding solutions

Judicium's free Sofa Sessions

Join us 'on the sofa' where we talk frankly with experts about the real issues facing education. With many attendees from across the country bringing ideas, together, we can find effective solutions to challenging conversations!

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"No script, no jargon... real conversation!"




"I found the talk phenomenally helpful, this was my first sofa session so a high bar has been set for the future!"

Wheatley Park School

Your sessions are excellent and a great way not only to keep the Safeguarding Leadership Team updated, but to also ensure that our Staff are cognisant of the key points and updates. The sessions really are superb, informative and crucially, from the perspective of people who have been there and know what they are talking about. This is invaluable when it comes to safeguarding.

Chingford Academies Trust

The Sofa Session was the best training that I have been on. It was short, sharp and to the point. It had contributors who understood schools/teaching and so gave useful and relevant info and it actually gave some tangible ideas and resources which so often gets lost in fluff in other training courses.

Copleston High School

Judicium ‘sofa sessions’ are always well organised and of an excellent standard. This particular training led by a Police Officer is without doubt the best CPD I have received about CSE and CCE.

Marston Green Junior School

"I have nothing but positive feedback for the 'sofa sessions'. I have benefited so much from them and have also contributed to my own knowledge base and personal development."

The UCL Academy

"It's rare that I attend a session where I am completely engrossed from the outset, and much of that was down to Hannah and James's brilliant and easy-to-follow approach"

Wheatley Park School

I wanted to take this opportunity to say how helpful and informative I found all the sessions I have attended! Thank you for all your hard work in putting them together and making them available to us. There are definitely some positive results that have come from Covid - we are now able to access all of these Judicium resources.

Learning Partners Academy Trust


Upcoming sofa sessions and events

We suggest you book in early to secure a spot in these upcoming sessions.

Please note: each Sofa Session has 2 available times.


Health & Safety
  Wed, 28th February 2024
  10am & 11:30am
  Jonathan Davies

Join us as we discuss:

    • The law governing radioactive materials in science.

    • What paperwork is required and what should be in a radiation folder? What have the HSE been asking for when completing inspections?

    • The arrangements that need to be in place on-site, i.e., training, notification, procedures, and safety talks.
    • How do we complete and make sure storage arrangements are suitable.
Learn more & book now
Human Resources
  Wed, 6th March 2024
  10am & 11:30am
  Louise Durbin

Join us as we discuss:

    • How and when to raise concerns?
    • What evidence you will need?
    • How to transfer from an appraisal process to a capability process?

    Learn more & book now
      Wed, 13th March 2024
      10:00am & 11:30am
      Joanne Bocko

    Join us as we discuss:

    • What should schools know when it comes to domestic abuse?
    • What should schools do if they have concerns about domestic abuse?
    • Operation Encompass
    • What support schools can offer
    Learn more & book now
    Health & Safety
      Bonus Session
      Thu, 14th March 2024
      10am Only
      Jamie Ashard

    Join us as we discuss:

      • The legal requirements and importance of health and safety in school projects.

      • Your pre-contract health and safety assessment including contractor selection and due diligence
    • Planning (risk assessments, method statements and tailoring for project scales).
    • Contractor induction and training
    • Tips for site-specific health and safety measures
    • Monitoring, Audits and Reviews
    Learn more & book now
    Data Protection Officer
      Wed, 20th March 2024
      10am & 11:30am
      Patrick Ballantine

    Join us as we discuss:

      • Consent
      • Contract 
      • Legal Obligation
      • Vital Interests
      • Public Task
      • Legitimate interests
      Learn more & book now


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