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How Can Your School Prepare for Brexit?

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

With Brexit looming, the DfE has published Advice for schools on how to prepare for Brexit. We have summarised some of the most important points below.

How Can Your School Prepare for Brexit?

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Ofsted Inspection - What's New?

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

There are a number of changes relating to Ofsted that schools should be aware of this Autumn. We have outlined below a summary of the most significant changes.

Ofsted Inspection

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Executive Pay - 14 Things Academy Trusts Should Consider

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has recently published guidance to support academy trusts in setting executive pay.

Calculating Pay

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No Holiday Pro Rating for Part Year Staff

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

The Court of Appeal has held that the use of the 12.07% multiplier as a way of meeting holiday pay entitlement for part-time staff is not legally compliant.

Holiday Pay

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Court of Appeal Determines How to Calculate Holiday for 'Term Time' or 'Part Year Only' Workers

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

In a case which has far reaching implications, the Court of Appeal, in the case of Harpur Trust v Brazel, considered how to calculate holiday entitlement and holiday pay for permanent staff who only work for part of a year.

Court of Appeal Determines How to Calculate Holiday for 'Term Time' or 'Part Year Only' Workers

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Academies Financial Handbook 2019 - What Are the New Obligations?

Monday, 08 July 2019

A new Academies Financial Handbook was published on 27 June 2019 and takes effect on 1 September. The structure of the Handbook has changed this year and whilst it feels more logical in its order, you will need to familiarise yourself with the new order.

Academies Financial Handbook 2019 - What Are the New Obligations?

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Updated Guidance for Schools - Buying Procedures and Procurement Law

Friday, 05 July 2019

The Department for Education has published updated online guidance concerning buying procedures and procurement law for schools.

Updated Guidance for Schools - Buying Procedures and Procurement Law

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GDPR, One Year in - 4 Data Protection Takeaways for Academy Trusts

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 have been in force for over a year now. This article details what we've learned and the significant points for trusts to consider as we enter the second year of the new regime.

GDPR, One Year in - 4 Data Protection Takeaways for Academy Trusts

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Schools' Admission Arrangements - How to Get Ready for the 2021 Intake

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

You will be aware that the lead-in time for changing your school's admissions arrangements is long, and in order to comply with statutory School Admissions Code 2014 (the Code), the consultation process must commence over 20 months before the September...

Schools' Admission Arrangements - How to Get Ready for the 2021 Intake

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New Governance Obligations - A Checklist for Academies

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

A new edition of the Governance Handbook was published in March 2019. The purpose of the revision was to update legislative and policy references, and to clarify some areas.

New Governance Obligations - A Checklist for Academies

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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