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Government Response to IICSA

Thursday, 29 June 2023

The Government has now published its long-awaited response to the final report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Government Response to IICSA

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Supporting Pupils with Autism

Thursday, 29 June 2023

The National Autistic Society (NAS) published their Education Report in May 2023.

Supporting Pupils with Autism

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ISI Inspections

Thursday, 29 June 2023

ISI published its new framework in April 2023, explaining that it will apply to all inspections from September 2023 onwards.

ISI Inspections

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Keeping Children Safe in Education

Thursday, 29 June 2023

The Department for Education (DfE) published the revised version of the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE 2023) in June.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

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Artificial Intelligence and Employment Law

Thursday, 29 June 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a reality for an increasing number of employers within the education sector. Naseem Nabi considers the potential impact of AI in the context of employment and equality law.

Artificial Intelligence and Employment Law

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Teachers' Pension Scheme Update - News on the Contribution Rate

Thursday, 29 June 2023

We have now received an indication from HM Treasury that the 'direction of travel' for the employer's contribution rates is likely to be in the region of a 5% increase.

Teachers' Pension Scheme Update - News on the Contribution Rate

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Disciplinary Action Was Not Discriminatory Following Chaplain's Controversial Sermon

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

An Employment Tribunal has found that a College was entitled to object to the way its former Chaplain manifested his beliefs, following a sermon he delivered in the College chapel.

Disciplinary Action Was Not Discriminatory Following Chaplain's Controversial Sermon

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The Protect Duty - Considerations for Schools and Its Upcoming Obligations

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

The Government has announced new laws to keep people safe with a view to scaling up preparedness for, and protection from, terrorist attacks.

The Protect Duty - Considerations for Schools and Its Upcoming Obligations

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Fees in Advance and VAT

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

With some areas of the political landscape focusing on independent schools' VAT exempt status, schools are considering requests from parents to make advance payments of fees with a view to help mitigate the risks of VAT being applicable to school fees.

Fees in Advance and VAT

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School Accommodation and the Storage of Firearms

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

The tragedy at Epsom College this year has stunned the sector and society more widely. This incident has led to enquiries from schools reflecting their approach to the storage of privately-held firearms and other potentially dangerous weapons on site.

School Accommodation and the Storage of Firearms

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AI and the Education Sector - Changing Times

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Until recently, to most of us in the education sector artificial intelligence (AI) was a somewhat abstract concept. But that abstract concept has become dramatically real with the launch and widespread use of ChatGPT and similar products.

AI and the Education Sector - Changing Times

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Teachers' Pension Scheme - Where Are We Now?

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

The Government has published its response to the recent consultation on the methodology used to set the SCAPE discount rate and concludes it does not intend to modify the methodology. What does this mean for independent schools?

Teachers' Pension Scheme - Where Are We Now?

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VWV Produces Template Response to Part-Year Worker Holiday Entitlement Consultation

Monday, 13 February 2023

The Government is consulting on a proposal to change the way holiday entitlement works for permanently-retained part-year and irregular hours workers.

VWV Produces Template Response to Part-Year Worker Holiday Entitlement Consultation

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Employers Prepare for Teacher Strike Disruption

Friday, 27 January 2023

Preparations for strike days will be well underway at affected schools. It is also sensible to consider the potential impact on employers more generally.

Employers Prepare for Teacher Strike Disruption

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Education Sector Braces for Planned Teachers' Strikes

Thursday, 19 January 2023

The National Education Union (NEU), which represents around 450,000 teachers, support staff and school leaders, has announced that teachers in England and Wales will strike on seven dates in February and March 2023.

Education Sector Braces for Planned Teachers' Strikes