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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

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Back to School Data Protection Refresher

Friday, 17 September 2021

The start of the new academic year is an ideal time to take stock of your school's data protection compliance and consider what's on the horizon over the next few months.

Back to School Data Protection Refresher

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Vaccinations for 12-15 Year Olds

Friday, 17 September 2021

The long awaited announcement that the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to 12-15 year olds has finally been made.

Vaccinations for 12-15 Year Olds

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Focus on Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

Friday, 06 August 2021

We highlighted in our most recent Schools Law Brief the publication of KCSIE 2021 which comes into effect on 1 September.

Focus on Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

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Protection Against Health and Safety Detriment Now Available for Workers

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

On 31 May 2021, an Order came in to force extending the protection from health and safety detriment to "workers".

Protection Against Health and Safety Detriment Now Available for Workers

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Should Employers Be Able to 'Fire and Re-Hire' Employees?

Tuesday, 06 July 2021

The practice of 'fire and re-hire' (also known as dismissal and re-engagement) is a practice used by employers to bring about changes to the terms and conditions of employees' contracts of employment.

Should Employers Be Able to 'Fire and Re-Hire' Employees?

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Exam Appeal Arrangements - Ofqual and JCQ Guidance Published

Monday, 05 July 2021

In this blog, we consider post-results arrangements for this year now that Ofqual and the JCQ have released their final appeals guidance.

Exam Appeal Arrangements - Ofqual and JCQ Guidance Published

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Commentary on Ofsted Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools

Monday, 05 July 2021

In April, the Department for Education asked Ofsted to carry out a rapid review into sexual abuse in schools. This was in response to the publication of thousands of testimonies of sexual harassment and violence in schools on Everyone's Invited website.

Commentary on Ofsted Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools

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The New Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space) - What Do Schools Need to Know?

Tuesday, 04 May 2021

The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 came into force on 4 May 2021. It helps individuals struggling with debt to take time to take advice on managing their debt.

The New Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space) - What Do Schools Need to Know?

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Employment Rates Round-up - What Independent Schools Need to Know

Friday, 23 April 2021

April brings the annual increase to rates and limits such as compensation limits, National Living Wage, and more. We've set out the changes independent schools need to know.

Employment Rates Round-up - What Independent Schools Need to Know