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Your Obligations for Transgender Pupils

Friday, 28 October 2016

Protection from discrimination because of gender reassignment in schools was introduced for pupils in the Equality Act 2010 (the Act).


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Employment Tribunal retains Jurisdiction to Consider the Continuation of a Restricted Reporting Order

Friday, 03 June 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that an Employment Tribunal can consider whether a restricted reporting order (RRO) can be varied or revoked even after a claim has been withdrawn.


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Pupil Registration Regulations - what's changing?

Friday, 12 August 2016

The Education (Pupil Registration)(England) Regulations 2006 (the Regulations) have been amended. The revised Regulations, The Education (Pupil Registration)(England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 will come into effect on 1 September 2016


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Religion and belief discrimination: when is a 'belief' protected?

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an Employment Tribunal (ET) must reconsider whether it is possible for a profound 'belief in the proper and efficient use of public money...


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New Statutory Guidance on Female Genital Mutilation - What You Need to Know

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

In April 2016, the Home Office published new statutory guidance on female genital mutilation ('FGM') replacing Female Genital Mutilation: Guidelines to protect children and women (2014).


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Are you ready for the new academies financial handbook?

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Jaime Hobday has a look at ensuring compliance with the new requirements. The new academies financial handbook, which applies with effect from 1 September 2016, continues to emphasise


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Top 10 things to Know About the New Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

As of September 2016 the new Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance (KCSIE) will commence. It is important that you are aware of the main changes that may be relevant to you.


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Data Protection Requests - how should the school respond?

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Parents, pupils and staff have the right to receive the personal data which your school holds about them. This is known as the right to make a subject access request (SAR) under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).


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The White Paper - Educational Excellence Everywhere

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The White Paper was published on 17 March and sets out the government's vision for a more autonomous school-led system.


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'People with Significant Control' - Guidance for Academy Trusts

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

With effect from 6 April 2016, all companies, including charitable companies, are required to maintain a register of 'People with Significant Control' (or PSCs).


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Free Early Years Education - threat or opportunity for schools?

Thursday, 17 March 2016

One of the Conservative party election pledges was to extend the free early education entitlement for three and four year olds from 15 to 30 hours per week for working parents.


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Directing Off-Site Education - Getting it Right

Thursday, 17 March 2016

A recent High Court decision provides a timely reminder to Principals and Governors to provide thorough information to parents and continually review the arrangements for off-site provision.


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Children Missing Education - When You Must Report

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Further changes to schools' safeguarding arrangements are on the horizon.


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All Fun and Games… Unless You Try to Sell Your Playing Fields

Thursday, 17 March 2016

On 20 January 2016, the Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields) Bill 2015-16 was published.