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How to Conclude a Consultation and Determine Your Admission Arrangements for September 2022

Tuesday, 09 February 2021

All admission authorities must formally determine the admission arrangements for all of their schools for the 2022 intake by 28 February 2021.

How to Conclude a Consultation and Determine Your Admission Arrangements for September 2022

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Academies Funding - Updated DfE Model Funding Agreement Documentation

Monday, 08 February 2021

In September 2020, we wrote to you explaining the reasons why and the circumstances in which you might consider updating your Funding Agreement documentation to the Department for Education's (the DfE) latest model.

Academies Funding - Updated DfE Model Funding Agreement Documentation

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How to Handle Disability Discrimination Claims in Schools

Monday, 08 February 2021

In this article, we set out some practical tips for dealing with disability discrimination claims so that you can act swiftly and effectively should you find your school on the receiving end of a claim.

How to Handle Disability Discrimination Claims in Schools

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Data Protection Considerations Following the End of the Brexit Transition Period

Thursday, 04 February 2021

Data protection law has been in a state of flux over the past few years with the introduction of the GDPR, the new Data Protection Act and the additional uncertainty caused by Brexit.

Data Protection Considerations Following the End of the Brexit Transition Period

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Changes to Admission Appeals Will Apply Until September 2021

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

The Government has confirmed that changes to admission appeals introduced in 2020 in response to COVID-19 will be extended to 30 September 2021.

Changes to Admission Appeals Will Apply Until September 2021

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Governance Update - Do Your Governance Arrangements Align with DfE Policy?

Friday, 11 December 2020

In July we wrote to you about the importance of reviewing your governance arrangements (particularly your Articles of Association) and the need to consider the latest DfE policy and requirements.

Governance Update - Do Your Governance Arrangements Align with DfE Policy?

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How to Acquire Additional Space for Your Academy

Friday, 11 December 2020

Often we find that our academy clients require additional space for various reasons (for example - should existing space be inadequate in terms of its condition or size, or for specific purposes such as central services).

How to Acquire Additional Space for Your Academy

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension - Furlough Update for Academies and Maintained Schools

Wednesday, 09 December 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) has been extended until 31 March 2021, with a review to take place in January 2021.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension - Furlough Update for Academies and Maintained Schools

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Clarity of Expectation About Remote Education

Wednesday, 09 December 2020

Does the new Government Direction on the provision of remote education clarify the duties and expectations of schools during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?

Clarity of Expectation About Remote Education

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Update on the Admission of Summer-Born Children

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Currently, parents can choose to defer taking up an offered and accepted place in Reception Year until their child reaches compulsory school age (CSA).

Update on the Admission of Summer-Born Children

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Coronavirus - DfE Guidance on the Management of School Premises

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Academies and schools have been open for pupils of all age groups since the start of the autumn term.

Coronavirus - DfE Guidance on the Management of School Premises

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Coronavirus - Supporting You with Your Subject Access Requests and Data Protection Compliance

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

We have recently launched a number of new services to help schools and academy trusts manage their everyday data protection issues during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Coronavirus - Supporting you with your Subject Access Requests and Data Protection Compliance

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Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Whilst schools continue their remarkable efforts to ensure that the educational provision for their pupils continues, we know many are also focussing on the impact on their staff.

Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Coronavirus - What Serious Incidents Should Academies Be Reporting to the ESFA?

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Academy trusts should be aware of their duty under their funding agreements to comply with Charity Commission guidance on the reporting of serious incidents to the ESFA.

Coronavirus - What Serious Incidents Should Academies Be Reporting to the ESFA?

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Examination Results in 2020 - What Next?

Thursday, 24 September 2020

The Government's u-turn on the standardisation of centre assessed grades (CAGs) for this year's A-level and GCSE grading has marked a shift of emphasis to those who are unhappy with their grades based on their CAGs or awarded result, if higher.

Examination Results in 2020 - What Next?