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Coronavirus - Safeguarding Guidance for Schools

Monday, 06 April 2020

The DfE's new guidance suggests that schools will need to adapt their safeguarding policies as a consequence of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus - Safeguarding Guidance for Schools

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus - FAQs on Governance Issues for Academies

Friday, 03 April 2020

The Department for Education (DfE) released updated guidance for school governance on 25 March 2020 in order to reiterate the key messages recently published around Coronavirus (Covid-19) school closures and governance issues.

Coronavirus - FAQs on Governance Issues for Academies

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus and Educational Provision - FAQs for Academies

Thursday, 02 April 2020

We have summarised below key questions and answers academy trusts and maintained schools are facing when it comes to educational provision during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus and Educational Provision - FAQs for Academies

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus and the Payment of Suppliers - FAQs for Schools and Academy Trusts

Thursday, 02 April 2020

We answer your common questions about the new government guidance which states that academies and maintained schools must continue to pay suppliers.

Coronavirus and the Payment of Suppliers - FAQs for Academies

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus Employment Implications - FAQs for Academies

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

In this article, we respond to schools' and academy trusts' (referred to collectively in this article as 'schools' and 'employers') most common questions around pay for staff, sick pay, caring for dependants and protecting the health and safety of staff.

Coronavirus Employment Implications - FAQs for Academies

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Managing Contracted Revenue and Costs in the Face of the Coronavirus

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Many schools and academy trusts (or their trading subsidiaries) are able to secure revenue from facility lettings arrangements, and from services such as breakfast and after-school clubs.

Managing Contracted Revenue and Costs in the Face of the Coronavirus

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Secure Your Schools Against Trespassers

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

As schools begin to close or to operate remotely, it is more important than ever to take steps to secure school premises, including playing fields and open spaces, against trespassers.

Secure Your Schools Against Trespassers

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Relationships and Sex Education - Is Your School Ready for September 2020?

Friday, 28 February 2020

From 1 September 2020, relationships education, relationships and sex education, and health education will become compulsory subjects.

Relationships and Sex Education

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What Are Academies' Obligations as an Occupier of Property?

Friday, 28 February 2020

You may have read with interest recent reports concerning the presence of asbestos in schools and the management obligations of academies in relation to asbestos.

What Are Academies' Obligations as an Occupier of Property?

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Trust Capacity Fund - Information for 2020 and 2021

Friday, 28 February 2020

The Trust Capacity Fund: information for 2020 to 2021 was released by the Department for Education on 6 February 2020.

Trust Capacity Fund

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The VWV 12 Days of Christmas

Monday, 16 December 2019

As we enter the festivities, we have a look at some of the areas which academies and schools will need to address early in the new year.

The VWV 12 days of Christmas

Academies & MATs Brexit Articles & Blogs

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