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Term Time Only Staff Holiday Entitlement: Are You Prepared for the Supreme Court Judgment?

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

The Supreme Court judgment in the case of The Harpur Trust v Brazel (Mrs B) is expected to be released in the coming weeks/months. This highly anticipated judgment will resolve the current uncertainty around term time only staff holiday pay entitlement.

Term Time Only Staff Holiday Entitlement: Are You Prepared for the Supreme Court Judgment?

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New Guidance on Political Impartiality in Schools

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

The DfE published new non-statutory guidance on political impartiality in schools in February 2022.

New Guidance on Political Impartiality in Schools

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Homes for Ukraine and Staff Accommodation

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

We are aware of many schools and their staff supporting those arriving in the UK from Ukraine, including considering offering educational places to children and housing under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme.

Homes for Ukraine and Staff Accommodation

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How Does the New Charities Act 2022 Affect Your School?

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

The new Charities Act 2022 recently received Royal Assent. The changes are wide-ranging and focus on reducing the regulatory burden of certain administrative charity rules to help charities run more smoothly.

How Does the New Charities Act 2022 Affect Your School?

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Exams Season 2022 - How to Ensure Your School Is Prepared

Friday, 13 May 2022

Schools and pupils are busily preparing for A-level and GCSE exams, among others, which run through until the end of June.

Exams Season 2022 - How to Ensure Your School Is Prepared

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Visas for Modern Foreign Language Assistants - Are They Eligible?

Friday, 25 February 2022

Since Brexit and the end of freedom of movement, many schools have struggled to fill Language Assistant vacancies, but can the immigration system help them?

Visas for Modern Foreign Language Assistants - Are They Eligible?

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Data Breaches - What Can Schools Do to Minimise the Risk?

Friday, 25 February 2022

We are seeing more schools get in touch because they are concerned that they have suffered a data breach.

Data Breaches - What Can Schools Do to Minimise the Risk?

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KCSIE 2022 - What Are the Proposed Changes?

Friday, 25 February 2022

On 11 January 2022 the DfE launched a consultation to seek views on its proposed changes to Keeping children safe in education 2022.

KCSIE 2022 - What Are the Proposed Changes?

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Ukraine Crisis - Legal Implications and Considerations for UK Schools

Friday, 25 February 2022

The rapidly developing crisis in Eastern Europe is a cause for concern on many levels.

Ukraine Crisis - Legal Implications and Considerations for UK Schools

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Staff Participating in Industrial Action Protected From Detriment

Thursday, 09 December 2021

All schools that have recently embarked on strategic staffing projects including restructures, payscale reviews and particularly TPS projects, will be aware of how active the teaching trade unions are...

Staff Participating in Industrial Action Protected From Detriment

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IR35 - Everything Independent Schools Need to Know

Thursday, 09 December 2021

Independent schools have been affected by the new IR35 regulations (also known as 'Off-Payroll regulations') since 6 April 2021.

IR35 - Everything Independent Schools Need to Know

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Top Tips for Managing Your School's Reputation

Thursday, 09 December 2021

A school's reputation is one of its key assets and something that governors must take reasonable steps to protect.

Top Tips for Managing Your School's Reputation

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Stay GDPR Compliant - Data Protection Considerations for Your School

Thursday, 09 December 2021

When the pandemic hit in early 2020, moving lessons and other work online quickly was essential. But the speed at which this happened means some shortcuts might have been taken in respect of information security and other data protection considerations.

Stay GDPR Compliant - Data Protection Considerations for Your School

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Is Your School Up-To-Speed With the Latest Safeguarding Updates?

Thursday, 09 December 2021

Since routine inspections resumed in September 2021, both Ofsted and ISI have focussed on the assessment of the commitment to and teaching of RSE and on how schools address safeguarding issues relating to peer on peer sexual violence and harassment.

Is Your School Up-To-Speed With the Latest Safeguarding Updates?

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New Law Requires School Food to Be Correctly Labelled With Allergens

Monday, 04 October 2021

After the tragic death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 'Natasha's Law' now requires food for direct sale to be fully labelled with all ingredients and allergens - including food produced and sold within schools.

New Law Requires School Food To Be Correctly Labelled With Allergens