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Grant Agreements - the Risk of Clawback

Friday, 13 January 2017

Conversion to academy status or the re-brokering of an academy from trust to trust without consent on a grant agreement, may give the third party organisation the right to claw back the grant funding - even if the grant was made a number of years ago.


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Apprenticeship Funding: Are You Ready for the Changes?

Friday, 13 January 2017

In April 2017, the way apprenticeships are funded in the UK will change significantly with the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.


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SEN Information Reports - Are You Compliant?

Friday, 13 January 2017

Academies and maintained schools sometimes ask us for guidance about the information that they are obliged, by law, to publish on their websites. In this article we highlight one of the more commonly overlooked requirements: the SEN Information Report.


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Gender Pay Gap Reporting - Are You Ready?

Friday, 04 November 2016

Whilst the final regulations are yet to be published, mandatory gender pay gap reporting for large private and public sector employers is expected to be brought into effect by April 2017.


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Government Guidance: Handling Strike Action in Schools

Friday, 04 November 2016

The government has published new non-statutory guidance which provides practical advice to schools on dealing with strike action and how to keep schools open on strike days


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Subject access requests - disclosing too much information can lead to a fine

Friday, 04 November 2016

The Information Commissioner's Office, or ICO, (the data protection regulator) has recently fined a GP surgery in Hertfordshire £40,000, for disclosing too much


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Consent for land transactions - a reminder

Friday, 04 November 2016

A new edition of the Academies Financial Handbook came into force on 1 September 2016. Whilst the Handbook does not change the rules relating to consent


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Further reform of public sector exit payments - what you need to know

Friday, 04 November 2016

In February 2016, the government commenced consultation on proposals to reform exit payments in the public sector. Its intention to proceed with


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Academisation - Where Are We Now?

Friday, 04 November 2016

In a written ministerial statement published by the Education Secretary, Justine Greening, on the 27 October, the Education for All Bill was axed. This moves away


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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