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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

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

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

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

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

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

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?

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

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

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Has Your School Carried Out an Audit of Staff Accommodation Recently?

Monday, 26 April 2021

On 6 April 2021, HMRC made some changes to the tax rules regarding the availability of tax exemptions for some staff members who live on site (particularly some members of the senior leadership team).

Has Your School Carried Out an Audit of Staff Accommodation Recently?

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Exam Update - Latest Guidance

Monday, 26 April 2021

Since our last blog, the 'JCQ Guidance on the determination of grades for A/AS Levels and GCSEs Summer 2021' has been published, giving some much anticipated detail of how schools will need to approach teacher-assessed grades for AS/A Levels and GCSEs.

Exam Update - Latest Guidance

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How to Protect Your School from Cyber-Attacks

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has recently issued an alert to the education sector regarding the increase in targeted cyber-attacks. Recent sophisticated attacks have already impacted some. How can you protect your school from cyber-attacks?

How to Protect Your School from Cyber-Attacks

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Everyone's Invited & An Update on Pupil Safeguarding

Friday, 09 April 2021

The publication of thousands (14,268 on 8 April) of testimonies of sexual harassment and violence on Everyone's Invited has brought safeguarding in schools into sharp focus.

Everyone's Invited & An Update on Pupil Safeguarding

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Charity Governance Code Refresh - What Schools Need to Know

Friday, 19 March 2021

In December 2020 the Charity Governance Code was refreshed in accordance with its usual three yearly intervals. This year, the Code was refreshed, rather than overhauled.

Charity Governance Code Refresh - What Schools Need to Know

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Consultation on Amendments to KCSIE

Friday, 19 March 2021

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation on further changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE). The consultation was launched on 10 December 2020 and closed on 4 March 2021.

Consultation on Amendments to KCSIE