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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Update - FAQs

Friday, 10 June 2016

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Update - FAQs

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Update - FAQs

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To What Extent are Workers Free to Air Discriminatory Views Based on Their Christian Beliefs?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

In Mbuyi v Newpark Childcare Ltd the Employment Tribunal found that a Christian nursery assistant was subject to religious discrimination when she was dismissed for expressing her belief that God does not approve of homosexuality to a lesbian colleague.


Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Employment Independent Schools

Does a teacher have a legal obligation to report an allegation of sexual assault made against him while employed elsewhere?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Not necessarily, if there is no express or implied contractual obligation to do so, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the surprising decision of Basildon Academies v Amadi.


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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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Independent Schools Law Brief - July 2022

Friday, 22 July 2022

We hope you are all enjoying some time off over the summer break. We are sending this holiday edition of the ISLB as there have been several significant recent developments which require action before the start of the new academic year.


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Introduction to This Month's Schools Law Brief

Friday, 25 February 2022

As we welcome schools back after their half term breaks, the extraordinary events in Eastern Europe are on many people's minds.  


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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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School Strategy - Options for Independent Schools

Thursday, 07 January 2021

By any measure, 2020 was an extraordinary year for everyone. It was very difficult for many businesses but the independent school sector has adapted well and, in many areas, continues to thrive.

School Strategy - What Are the Options for Independent Schools?

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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