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Data Protection Update - UK Regulator Publishes its Response to the European Court of Justice's Ruling on Safe Harbour

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

In October, the European Court of Justice found that Safe Harbour, the route used by many organisations to lawfully transfer personal data to the USA, was invalid.


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Does a teacher have a legal obligation to report an allegation of sexual assault made against him while employed elsewhere?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Not necessarily, if there is no express or implied contractual obligation to do so, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the surprising decision of Basildon Academies v Amadi.


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Holiday Pay - Lessons Learnt from Recent Cases

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Recently, we have seen an influx of cases relating to holiday pay in the courts. We set out below two cases which may be of particular interest to schools.


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The Education and Adoption Bill

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The legislation behind the concept of 'coasting' schools is making rapid progress through Parliament.


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Redundancy Procedures - ECJ Confirms Legitimacy of Focusing on 'Establishment'

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Under UK law, where an employer proposes to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less, they are obliged to inform and collectively consult with affected staff.


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Are workers free to Air Views Based on Their Christian Beliefs?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

In Mbuyi v Newpark Childcare (Shepherds Bush) Ltd the Employment Tribunal (ET) found that a Christian nursery assistant was subject to religious discrimination.


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A Question of Sport - PE Accident Prosecution

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Sports day and athletics are an integral part of most schools summer term arrangements. However, schools should be aware of the implications of a recent school prosecution relating to an accident which took place during a PE lesson.


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The Prevent Duty - What it Means for Academies and Maintained Schools

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

From 1 July, all schools have had a statutory duty to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This is referred to as the 'Prevent duty'.


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'Everyone's Invited' FAQs - Reporting to the ESFA

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

The recent publication of 'Everyone's Invited' has raised many questions for academies and schools. In this article, we answer some common questions on reporting serious incidents to the ESFA.

'Everyone's Invited' FAQs - Reporting to the ESFA

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Attendance FAQs for Academies

Tuesday, 01 June 2021

We answer to some of your most frequently asked questions regarding school attendance.

Attendance FAQs for Academies

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Can We Begin to Reopen Our Sports or Arts Facilities for Commercial Lettings?

Wednesday, 02 June 2021

We are aware that many schools have suffered financial losses under commercial lettings arrangements, whether with regards to the hire of music or drama facilities or, in most cases, sports and/or leisure facilities.

Can We Begin to Reopen Our Sports or Arts Facilities for Commercial Lettings?

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Can We Offer Wraparound Provision and Extra-Curricular Activities?

Wednesday, 02 June 2021

With a return to face to face teaching for pupils, schools are likely considering their provision of wraparound and extra-curricular activities.

Can We Offer Wraparound Provision and Extra-Curricular Activities?

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Coronavirus - Test & Trace FAQs for Academies & Maintained Schools

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Navigating data protection compliance often requires a careful balance between the rights and wishes of individuals on the one hand against the wider benefits of using and sharing personal data.

Coronavirus - Test & Trace FAQs for Academies & Maintained Schools

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Cyber Security in the Education Sector

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has recently issued an alert to the education sector regarding the increase in targeted cyber-attacks.

Cyber Security in the Education Sector