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Unfair Dismissal - The Importance of Procedural Fairness

Friday, 28 August 2020

It is regrettable that from time to time within the independent schools sector, an employee may commit a criminal offence which leads to their removal from post.

Unfair Dismissal - The Importance of Procedural Fairness

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Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Schools to Consider

Friday, 28 August 2020

Schools rely on online providers for services relating to personal data now more than ever. As a leading sector supplier reveals that data was removed from its system, we ask, what does an event like this mean for the schools affected?

Blackbaud Data Hack - Key Issues for Schools to Consider

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Government Consults to Remedy Age Discrimination in Public Sector Pension Schemes

Friday, 28 August 2020

On 16 July 2020, the Government published a consultation paper setting out its proposals for remedying the age discrimination identified by the Court of Appeal in the 2018 case of McCloud.

Government Consults to Remedy Age Discrimination in Public Sector Pension Schemes

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Independent Sector Poised for Changes to DBS Filtering Rules

Friday, 28 August 2020

The Government has recently published two draft orders which will alter the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 'filtering rules'.

Independent Sector Poised for Changes to DBS Filtering Rules

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Back to School Update

Friday, 28 August 2020

All schools will be gearing up for Inset training for staff and the return of pupils. This year's arrangements will be more important than ever, given school closures since March and the changing guidance.

Back to School Update

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Update on Exams and Centre Assessed Grades

Friday, 28 August 2020

We are now in the post-results phase of Ofqual's 'exceptional arrangements'.

Update on Exams and Centre Assessed Grades

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Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 - Draft Guidance Published

Friday, 26 June 2020

The Department for Education (DfE) has published the draft Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2020 statutory guidance for use from 1 September 2020.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 - Draft Guidance Published

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Racism in Schools

Friday, 26 June 2020

Following the widely publicised death of George Floyd in the USA, as a nation we have entered a period of protest, introspection and debate on the subject of racism and Britain's colonial past.

Racism in Schools

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Opportunities for Online Education

Friday, 26 June 2020

On 10 June 2020 the Government published its response to consultation on the Online Education Accreditation Scheme (Scheme).

Opportunities for Online Education

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Can New Starters Undertake Work Before Their Contract Starts?

Friday, 26 June 2020

It is usual practice for schools to issue teachers and other term time staff with contracts to commence on 1 September.

Can New Starters Undertake Work Before Their Contract Starts?

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Handling Requests for Information from the Police and Other Agencies

Friday, 26 June 2020

You may from time to time receive requests for information from the police. Such requests can be made for a number of reasons, for example…

Handling Requests for Information from the Police and Other Agencies

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Independent Schools

Trading Issues for Trading Companies

Friday, 26 June 2020

The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) has put a tremendous additional work load on schools, particularly their governors and senior leaders. The pace of change has been high and the need for dynamic decision making has never been more important.

Trading Issues for Trading Companies

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Independent Schools

Coronavirus Update for Independent Schools - 7 May

Thursday, 02 April 2020

This article compiles the most useful and up-to-date advice, in order to suitably prepare for the challenges to independent schools during this time.

Coronavirus Update for Independent Schools

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How Will Schools be Affected by Plans for Post-Brexit Immigration System?

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

The government have announced their plans for a Post-Brexit immigration system - how will this impact your pupils and employees?

How will Schools be Affected by Plans for Post-Brexit Immigration System?

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Are You Up to Date With the Proposed Changes to KCSIE?

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

DfE launch a consultation on proposed changes to statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Are You Up-to-Date With the Proposed Changes to KCSIE?