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Use of Isolation, Seclusion or Consequence Booths - Dos and Don'ts

Monday, 03 June 2019

The use of isolation (sometimes referred to as seclusion, or isolation/consequence booths) has been a hot topic in the news in recent months, and...

Use of Isolation in Schools

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New Academies Financial Handbook - 3 Changes You Should Be Aware of

Monday, 03 June 2019

Each year, a new edition of the Academies Financial Handbook comes into effect on 1 September.

Academies Financial Handbook

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New Model Articles of Association - What's Changing?

Monday, 03 June 2019

The Department for Education has published the long awaited new model Articles of Association for MATs operating Church of England schools and 'mixed' MATs operating a combination of Church of England schools and non-Church of England schools.

New Model Articles of Association - What's Changing?

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Mental Health in Schools - Creating Supportive Environments

Monday, 17 December 2018

New Department for Education (DfE) guidance has been published on your responsibilities in supporting and promoting positive mental health for pupils.

Mental Health

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What Can Schools Do to Support Transgender Pupils?

Monday, 17 December 2018

Schools are increasingly dealing with requests by pupils to be recognised as transgender.

Supporting Transgender Pupils

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GDPR - Six Months on, What Have We Learnt?

Monday, 17 December 2018

We look at the key data protection issues that academy trusts have been facing since the new data protection regime came into force in May.

Data Protection

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Updated DfE Guidance for Academies

Monday, 17 December 2018

Are you considering making changes to your academy? Or are you a church school converting to academy status? If so, you will need to be aware of the recent changes to the Department for Education (DfE) guidance.

Academy Conversion

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Four Key Points to Take Away from the New Serious Incident Reporting Guidance

Monday, 17 December 2018

In October 2018, the Charity Commission published new guidance on safeguarding and serious incident reporting, following previous guidance published in Autumn 2017.

Incident Reporting

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Reminder: New Academies Financial Handbook 2018 - 7 Things You Need to Be Aware of

Monday, 22 October 2018

The new Academies Financial Handbook came into effect on 1 September 2018. How is it affecting academies?

Academies Finances

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Keep Up to Date with Safer Recruitment Changes

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Following the publication of the new version of Keeping Children Safe in Education on 3 September 2018 we have produced a Safer Recruitment Update...

Academies OnStream

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Who Are the Occupiers of Your Site and What Are Your Obligations?

Monday, 22 October 2018

The Autumn Term is a busy time for academies welcoming students and staff back to school. If you have acquired new schools over the summer, you may also be busy managing those estates.

Who Are the Occupiers of Your Site and What Are Your Obligations?

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Is Your Academy's Playing Field at Risk of Becoming a Town and Village Green?

Friday, 13 July 2018

A recent case has highlighted some key issues for academies to consider when managing their estates.

Is Your Academy's Playing Field at Risk of Becoming a Town and Village Green?

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Careers Guidance - How Must Schools Prepare for New Requirements from September 2018?

Friday, 13 July 2018

New Careers guidance and access for education and training providers was published by DfE in January 2018. Some of these changes were effective immediately, however further requirements will come into force from September 2018.

Career Guidance

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New Academies Financial Handbook and Other Governance Updates - Are You Ready?

Friday, 13 July 2018

A new Academies Financial Handbook was recently published which comes into effect on 1 September 2018.

Academies Law

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Further Draft KCSIE Guidance Published - What Should Schools Be Doing Now?

Thursday, 12 July 2018

The DfE's response to the recent consultation and latest draft update to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) was published on 17 May 2018.

Further Draft KCSIE Guidance Published - What Should Schools Be Doing Now?