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How to Manage Your School's Reputation (and Why Does it Matter?)

Thursday, 12 May 2022

A school's reputation is one of its key assets and something that must be protected. There can be grave consequences for schools that do not effectively manage their reputation and take the necessary measures to protect it.

How to Manage Your School's Reputation (and Why Does it Matter?)

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Remote Access Meetings/Hearings in the Exclusion Process Have Now Ended

Thursday, 31 March 2022

As a result of the pandemic, the DfE made temporary changes to the School Discipline (Pupil Exclusions and Reviews)(England) Regulations 2012 (Regulations) to permit meetings/hearings to take place by 'remote access'.

Remote Access Meetings/Hearings in the Exclusion Process Have Now Ended

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Narrow Quay HR - HR Consultants Who Truly Understand Schools

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Are you looking for additional HR support for your school or trust?

NQHR - HR Consultants Who Truly Understand Schools

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Schools White Paper Published - What Does this Mean for the Academies Programme?

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

This week brought the publication of the DfE's White Paper: Opportunity For All - Strong Schools with Great Teachers for Your Child. We focus on Chapter 4, which deals with the school system and predominantly, the academies programme.

Schools White Paper Published - What Does this Mean for the Academies Programme?

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Are You Considering a Merger of Your Multi Academy Trust?

Friday, 18 March 2022

We are seeing a steep rise in the number of multi academy trusts (MATs) looking to merge with another MAT.

Are You Considering a Merger of Your Multi Academy Trust?

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IICSA Residential Schools Investigation Report

Thursday, 03 March 2022

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) published its long-awaited and comprehensive 227 page report on its investigation into residential schools.

IICSA Residential Schools Investigation Report

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How Should a Disciplinary and Grievance Panel Arrive at Their Conclusions?

Monday, 21 February 2022

Our Narrow Quay HR consultants take a look at some of the areas to consider when managing a hearing and when HR support can be helpful.

How Should a Disciplinary and Grievance Panel Arrive at Their Conclusions?

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Is Your School Protected Against a Data Breach?

Thursday, 17 February 2022

More schools are getting in contact because they are concerned that they have suffered a data breach.

Is Your School Protected Against a Data Breach?

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Will the Health and Social Care Levy Cost More than Anticipated?

Thursday, 17 February 2022

The 2021/22 pay award for Green Book employees remains unresolved and ballots are continuing this month.

Will the Health and Social Care Levy Cost More than Anticipated?

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Consultations on Changes to KCSIE, Behaviour, Exclusions and Admission Appeals Guidance are Underway

Thursday, 17 February 2022

The DfE is currently conducting a number of consultations, with the aim of providing clearer and more consistent guidance, and to propose changes, on safeguarding, behaviour, exclusions and admission appeals.

Consultations on Changes to KCSIE, Behaviour, Exclusions and Admission Appeals Guidance are Underway

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Statutory Guidance Published on the Cost of School Uniforms

Friday, 10 December 2021

Many schools will be aware that Parliament passed a new law this year in relation to school uniforms.

Statutory Guidance Published on the Cost of School Uniforms

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Trust Partnership - the Alternative to Academy Conversion?

Friday, 03 December 2021

The Department for Education (DfE) has recently published guidance for maintained schools and academy trusts seeking to form partnerships.

Trust Partnership - the Alternative to Academy Conversion?

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Telecoms Apparatus - Requests to Survey

Wednesday, 03 November 2021

Our team takes a look into how academies, schools and higher education institutions should deal with a request to survey from telecoms operators.

Telecoms Apparatus - Requests to Survey

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Property Focus - Are You Taking on a New School?

Friday, 12 November 2021

Following the recent change of Education Secretary and publication of plans by councils, we have seen that there still remains a strong vision towards academisation of schools throughout England.

Are You Thinking About Expanding Your Multi Academy Trust?

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New Law Requires School Food to Be Correctly Labelled With Allergens

Thursday, 07 October 2021

After the tragic death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 'Natasha's Law' now requires food for direct sale to be fully labelled with all ingredients and allergens - including food produced and sold within schools.

New Law Requires School Food To Be Correctly Labelled With Allergens