Whilst social media can be an invaluable tool in helping to connect and unite people around the world (particularly in current times), online abuse and trolling is unfortunately a common - and completely unacceptable - experience for many users.
A new Academy Trust Handbook (the Handbook) was recently published and takes effect on 1 September 2021. The Handbook, formerly known as the Academies Financial Handbook, has been rebranded to reflect the wider range of areas covered.
The DfE published new model Articles of Association on 30 June 2021. The model itself includes a helpful list of the areas which have been updated. We consider some of the key changes and what the implications might be for your academy trust.
In April, the DfE asked Ofsted to carry out a rapid review into sexual abuse in schools. This was in response to the publication of thousands of testimonies of sexual harassment and violence in schools on the Everyone's Invited website.
HM Treasury has issued new guidance on 'Public Sector Exit Payments use of Special Severance Payments' by public sector employers. The guidance replaces the legislation around public sector exit payments.