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Charity Law reform - the Law Commission's Consultation on Technical Issues

Monday, 29 June 2015

The Law Commission is consulting on proposals to reform various aspects of charity law.


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A Question of Sport

Monday, 29 June 2015

Sports day and athletics are an integral part of most schools summer term arrangements.


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Biometric Residence Permits - Alternative Collection Arrangements for Schools

Monday, 29 June 2015

The Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) programme has been rolling out worldwide from April this year. From the end of July, pupils of all nationalities applying for a Tier 4 visa to come and study at an independent school will need to apply for a BRP.


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Money Laundering

Monday, 29 June 2015

Do you ever worry about the source of some of the fees that your school is paid? Do you ever have doubts about accepting large cash payments from parents or others?


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Further Lessons for the Independent Sector on Effective Safeguarding

Friday, 03 June 2016

On 20 January 2016, the Local Safeguarding Children Board for Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster published a Serious Case Review relating to Southbank International School.


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Mind the Gap - the Implications of the Gender Pay Gap Regulations for Independent Schools

Friday, 03 June 2016

The gap between male and female pay remains stubbornly around 20% despite the existence of legislation introduced in the 1970's outlawing unequal pay as between the sexes


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Navel gazing?

Friday, 17 June 2016

Earlier this year, the Department for Education (DfE) proposed substantial changes to the British Schools Overseas (BSO) standards, ostensibly to bring them into line with those for independent schools in England.


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Pupil Welfare Assessment

Friday, 12 June 2015

Risk assessment is a concept which routinely gets bad press.


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Schools that Work for Everyone - What Impact on Independent Schools?

Monday, 11 June 2018

Consultation on the green paper closed in December 2016. It wasn't until May 2018 that the government published its response. How is the independent schools sector affected?

Schools that Work for Everyone - Key Consultation Outcomes for Independent Schools

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Tackling fraud - prevention and cure for independent schools

Friday, 12 June 2015

The independent schools sector is generally associated with effective and stringent financial management. Nevertheless, fraud can and does occur in schools.


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The Price on Your Head - Recruiting a Head Overseas

Friday, 22 April 2016

A truly great British export, the independent education sector has a unique and longstanding reputation for excellence.