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Is the Level of Senior Leaders' Pay Appropriate in Academy Trusts?

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

We have recently seen increased scrutiny of senior executive pay across the public sector (particularly in relation to the remuneration awarded to some university vice chancellors).

Is the Level of Senior Leaders' Pay Appropriate in Academy Trusts?

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Emergencies - When Can You Close the School?

Thursday, 25 January 2018

The drop in temperatures and snow flurries in December caused many schools to close for a day or two. We set out some key considerations for schools dealing with emergencies, like snowy weather, and what to consider when thinking about closing the school.

Emergencies - When Can You Close the School?

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EU Citizens, Brexit and Your School

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Before Christmas, the first phase of negotiations on Britain's exit from the EU were agreed in sufficient enough detail to allow the talks to move forward. One of the topics covered was the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and UK citizens living in.

EU Citizens, Brexit and Your School

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Altering or Developing Your School Site

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Academies may need to carry out alterations to their premises or develop their sites for a number of reasons including repairs, expansion of the site to accommodate more pupils and as a result of Big Lottery or Condition Improvement Funding.

Altering or Developing Your School Site

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Carillion insolvency - Is Your School Affected?

Thursday, 25 January 2018

The recent announcement that Carillion had started insolvency proceedings has received a lot of media attention. Carillion provided services to over 800 schools including school meals, cleaning and maintenance as well as large capital build projects.

Carillion insolvency - Is Your School Affected?

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Greater Scrutiny on Section 19 Minibus Permit Applications

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The regulations that govern school minibuses are complicated and the consequences for non-compliance can be incredibly serious.

Greater Scrutiny on Section 19 Minibus Permit Applications

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Considering Acquiring Another Academy?

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

By carrying out thorough due diligence on the property and the operation of any potential new academy...

Considering Acquiring Another Academy?

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Update on Gender Pay Reporting

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) became the first government department to comply with its obligation to publish data on the gender and bonus pay gap.

Update on Gender Pay Reporting

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Can Boys and Girls Be Segregated at School?

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

It is clear that strict segregation of pupils is no longer acceptable...

Can Boys and Girls Be Segregated at School?

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Reminder to Report Serious Incidents as New Charity Commission Guidance is Published

Friday, 13 October 2017

Academy Trusts should be aware of their duty under their funding agreements to comply with charity law and Charity Commission guidance.

Reminder to Report Serious Incidents as New Charity Commission Guidance is Published

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Does Your Academy Trust Prevent Staff and Governors from Using Their Personal Email Addresses?

Friday, 13 October 2017

This is a data protection issue which is not often appreciated by academy trusts.

Does Your Academy Trust Prevent Staff and Governors from Using Their Personal Email Addresses?

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Transitions Between Year 12 and 13 - Are Your Practices Lawful?

Friday, 13 October 2017

You may be aware of the recent news articles about a group of parents who brought judicial review proceedings against a school that did not permit pupils to continue into Year 13 when their academic performance failed to meet the required standard.

Transitions Between Year 12 and 13 - Are Your Practices Lawful?

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Five Key Risks Around GDPR Compliance

Friday, 13 October 2017

Following the volume of news and commentary surrounding the impending introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, it should come as no surprise that the pressure is now on academy trusts to ensure they are prepared in time.

Five Key Risks Around GDPR Compliance

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Are You Complying with the New Academies Financial Handbook?

Friday, 13 October 2017

In the new academies financial handbook, which applies from 1 September 2017, Lord Nash emphasises the importance of boards reviewing and refreshing their skills and knowledge, particularly if their trust is in transition.

Are You Complying with the New Academies Financial Handbook?

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Data Protection Concerns for Academies

Thursday, 22 June 2017

We have been advising academies recently on some of the data protection related issues which you may find helpful for your school.

Data Protection Concerns for Academies