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Coronavirus Guidance on Pupil Welfare Risk Assessments

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak raises unique challenges and new and additional hazards and/or risks for schools.

Coronavirus Guidance on Pupil Welfare Risk Assessments

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Coronavirus - How Does the Job Retention Scheme Apply to Academy Trusts and Maintained Schools? - 2 June 2020

Friday, 01 May 2020

As employers across the UK face increased financial pressures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the government has introduced a number of temporary measures to alleviate some of the financial pressures.

Coronavirus - How Does the Job Retention Scheme Apply to Academy Trusts and Maintained Schools?

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Furlough Update for Academies and Maintained Schools

Thursday, 23 April 2020

The Chancellor has confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) will be extended to 30 June (a total of 4 months running from 1 March), and may be extended further.

Furlough Update for Academies and Maintained Schools

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Coronavirus - School Guidance for Staff Working from Home

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Schools have now had to start the Summer Term with most students being educated remotely.

Coronavirus - Guidance for Teachers Working from Home

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Guidance on Assessment for Examination Grades for 2020

Thursday, 23 April 2020

After the Government's decision to cancel all public examinations in summer 2020, there has been speculation about how final grades will be awarded and the fairness of this process.

Guidance on Assessment for Examination Grades for 2020

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Coronavirus - FAQs on Governance Issues for Academies

Wednesday, 09 December 2020

Here, our specialist governance experts answer some FAQs on some of the procedural and technical governance issues which clerks, trustees and governors have faced so far during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Coronavirus - FAQs on Governance Issues for Academies

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Coronavirus and the Payment of Suppliers (PPN 02/20 and 04/20) - FAQs for Schools and Academy Trusts

Thursday, 02 April 2020

The Cabinet Office has issued a new procurement policy note (PPN 04/20) setting out guidance on how contracting bodies should work with suppliers to transition to long-term sustainable contracts following coronavirus (COVID-19).

Coronavirus and the Payment of Suppliers - FAQs for Academies

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Coronavirus Employment and Pay Implications - FAQs for Academies and Maintained Schools

Friday, 01 May 2020

In this article, we consider the most common questions around pay for staff affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Coronavirus Employment and Pay Implications - FAQs for Academies and Maintained Schools

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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

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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

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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?