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Top 10 Things to Know About the New Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

As of September 2016 the new Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance (KCSIE) will commence. It is important that you are aware of the main changes that may be relevant to you.


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Data Protection Requests - how should the school respond?

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Parents, pupils and staff have the right to receive the personal data which your school holds about them. This is known as the right to make a subject access request (SAR) under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).


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The White Paper - Educational Excellence Everywhere

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The White Paper was published on 17 March and sets out the government's vision for a more autonomous school-led system.


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'People with Significant Control' - Guidance for Academy Trusts

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

With effect from 6 April 2016, all companies, including charitable companies, are required to maintain a register of 'People with Significant Control' (or PSCs).


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Free Early Years Education - threat or opportunity for schools?

Thursday, 17 March 2016

One of the Conservative party election pledges was to extend the free early education entitlement for three and four year olds from 15 to 30 hours per week for working parents.


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Directing Off-Site Education - Getting it Right

Thursday, 17 March 2016

A recent High Court decision provides a timely reminder to Principals and Governors to provide thorough information to parents and continually review the arrangements for off-site provision.


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Children Missing Education - When You Must Report

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Further changes to schools' safeguarding arrangements are on the horizon.


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All Fun and Games… Unless You Try to Sell Your Playing Fields

Thursday, 17 March 2016

On 20 January 2016, the Local Area Referendum (Disposal of School Playing Fields) Bill 2015-16 was published.


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Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

On 11 December 2015 a revised version of the guidance 'Supporting pupils with medical conditions' was published, updating the earlier version from September 2014.


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Keeping Children Safe in Education: The Revised Draft Guidance

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Three days before Christmas, the DfE published a consultation on revisions to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).


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Sexting and the Internet

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Schools should be aware that for the first time, the High Court recently awarded financial compensation for sexting involving a senior member of staff and a pupil.


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Understanding the Revised Governance Handbook

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The revised Governance Handbook (the New Handbook), was published by the Department for Education (DfE) on 26 November 2015.


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Thinking of starting, joining or expanding a MAT?

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Those readers who have recently seen presentations by the Schools Commissioner Frank Green, will know that the current political focus is firmly placed on school collaboration, and the expansion of the multi academy trust (MAT) model.


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Sexting - a Best Practice Approach to Managing Incidents Involving Pupils

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Sexting, it seems, is almost becoming a norm amongst our teenagers, which raises serious safeguarding consequences for those involved and for the schools which have to deal with such incidents.