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TPS and Independent Schools - Phased Withdrawal Is Soon to Be a Reality

Friday, 13 November 2020

Readers will remember, the Department for Education (DfE) published its consultation proposal to amend the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) rules, enabling independent schools in England and Wales to opt out of TPS participation for future teaching staff...

TPS and Independent Schools - Phased Withdrawal Is Soon to Be a Reality

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Data Protection and the End of the Brexit Transition Period

Thursday, 22 October 2020

The Brexit transition period ends on 31 December, which means that from then the UK will no longer be treated as part of the EU for data protection purposes. Here we look at the key data protection compliance implications for schools.

Data Protection and the End of the Brexit Transition Period

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

What Schools Need to Know About The Job Support Scheme

Thursday, 22 October 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is coming to an end on 31 October 2020. The Government has recently announced the Job Support Scheme (JSS) as a way of continuing to support employers impacted by the pandemic to meet the cost of paying staff.

What Schools Need to Know About The Job Support Scheme

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The Job Retention Bonus - What Your School Needs to Know

Thursday, 22 October 2020

The Job Retention Bonus (Bonus) has been put in place to incentivise employers to retain staff who were furloughed and to minimise redundancy programmes following the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) or furlough scheme on 31 October.

The Job Retention Bonus  - What Your School Needs to Know

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Remote Learning and Commercial Opportunities for Schools

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Having developed very effective remote learning provision in response to the challenge of coronavirus (COVID-19), many schools are now considering how they might leverage that experience in order to access new markets for their services.

Remote Learning and Commercial Opportunities for Schools

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Clarity of Expectation About Remote Education

Thursday, 22 October 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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IICSA Residential Schools Investigation Update - October 2020

Friday, 16 October 2020

The final hearing for phase 2 is scheduled to take place between 16 and 27 November

IICSA Residential Schools Investigation Update - October 2020

Articles & Blogs Immigration Independent Schools

It's the End of Tier 4 As We Know It (And It's Probably Going To Be Fine)

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

What will you be doing on Monday 5 October 2020 at 8:59am? Dashing from your office to the classroom? Sitting down at your desk with your first coffee? On your way to work from the school run, thinking about what the week has in store for you?

It's the End of Tier 4 As We Know It (And It's Probably Going To Be Fine)

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Independent Schools

Managing the Risk of Furlough Fraud Allegations

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

As the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) is winding down, HMRC's attention is increasingly turning to allegations of so-called unscrupulous employers committing 'furlough fraud'.

Managing the Risk of Furlough Fraud Allegations

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Independent Schools

Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

The extent of the pandemic’s economic impact is becoming clear, with independent schools' attention often understandably focused on ensuring commercial stability. However, the human impact of coronavirus...

Protecting Staff Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Independent Schools

Coronavirus - How Can Independent Schools Navigate Data Protection Issues?

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

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

Coronavirus - How Can Independent Schools Navigate Data Protection Issues?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Independent Schools

Chancellor Announces New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow End of Furlough

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

The Chancellor has announced the Government's new 'Job Support Scheme' (New Scheme), which will be the successor to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) when it closes on 31 October 2020.

Chancellor Announces New 'Job Support Scheme' to Follow End of Furlough

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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