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How Do Immigration Reforms Affect Independent Schools?

Monday, 20 January 2020

In December, the Queen's Speech outlined the new government's plans for immigration reform in 2020. We set out the forthcoming changes to immigration law, and how this impacts the independent schools sector.

How Do New Immigration Reforms Affect Independent Schools?

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Bank LIBOR Interest Rate Reforms - Meet SONIA

Monday, 20 January 2020

University Finance Directors and School Bursars should be aware of upcoming reform of benchmark interest rates in the United Kingdom, particularly for those schools with long term loans based on the sterling LIBOR rate of interest.

Bank LIBOR Interest Rate Reforms - Meet SONIA

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Relationships and Sex Education - Get Your School Ready for September 2020

Monday, 20 January 2020

From September 2020 all schools teaching primary aged pupils will be required to teach relationships education and secondary schools Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

Relationships and Sex Education - Get Your School Ready for September 2020

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Funding New School Projects - Equality Before the Law?

Monday, 20 January 2020

The charity sector recently made the news when two prominent schools turned down substantial donations to fund bursaries for underprivileged white boys. Where do charities stand when offered gifts on challenging terms?

Funding New School Projects - Equality Before the Law?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

2020 - What Should Schools Expect from Employment Law?

Monday, 20 January 2020

Whilst schools will be pleased to hear that 2020 is unlikely to be the busiest year for employment law changes there are still some significant developments. This article looks at the main changes that are likely to have an impact on schools.

2020 - What Should Schools Expect from Employment Law?

Articles & Blogs Child Sexual Abuse Independent Schools

Safeguarding - What's Expected of School Governors?

Wednesday, 08 January 2020

2019 has seen significant change in the safeguarding expectations of school governors. We encourage all governors to consider the key changes in the context of their role and the Board's annual review of safeguarding.

Safeguarding - What's Expected of School Governors?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Are Independent Schools Likely Targets for Traffickers?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

A recent report in The Times highlighted a worrying trend of Vietnamese children who have come to the UK with Tier 4 visas sponsored by independent schools going missing within weeks or months of arriving in the UK.

Are Independent Schools Likely Targets for Traffickers?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

How to Manage a Workplace Investigation

Monday, 11 November 2019

Investigations can be time consuming and difficult to manage. In this article we look at best practice when handling an investigation and highlight some of the tricky areas which may crop up.

How to Manage a Workplace Investigation

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Employment Contract Changes From 6 April 2020 - Are You Ready?

Monday, 11 November 2019

It is widely known that certain terms and conditions need to be provided to employees by their employer at the beginning of the employment relationship.

Employment Contract Changes From 6 April 2020 - Are You Ready?

Articles & Blogs Child Sexual Abuse Independent Schools

IICSA Residential Schools Investigation Update

Monday, 11 November 2019

The hearings in the first phase of the Residential Schools Investigation (RSI) concluded on Friday 11 October 2019. What have we learned so far?

IICSA Residential Schools Investigation Update

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

5 Ways to Easily Deal with a Subject Access Request

Monday, 11 November 2019

Of all of the rights given to individuals under the GDPR, the one which causes schools the most difficulty is the right of access.

5 Ways to Easily Deal with a Subject Access Request

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Teachers' Pension Scheme - The Latest Developments

Monday, 11 November 2019

We are continuing to work with a number of schools to assess their options around the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).

Teachers' Pension Scheme - The Latest Developments

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Teachers' Pension Scheme - Consultation on Phased Withdrawal

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

The Department for Education (DfE) announced on 9 September 2019 that it is now consulting on a proposal to amend the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) rules to enable independent schools to withdraw from the TPS on a phased basis.

Consultation on Phased Withdrawal from the TPS

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

2 September 2019 has seen a new KCSIE. Given that last year saw a significant revision of the guidance, this year's changes are relatively few.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Is Your Ability to Bring in Overseas Students at Risk?

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has recently rejected applications by a number of independent schools for the allocation of Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)...

Overseas Students