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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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New Tier 4 Guidance - What Changes Does Your School Need to Be Aware of?

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

In August 2019, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) updated the guidance for Tier 4 sponsors and the guidance aimed at migrants applying for Tier 4 visas (the Tier 4 Migrant Guidance).

New Tier 4 Guidance

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Teachers' Pension Scheme - What Now?

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Many independent schools we are working with are exploring alternative options to the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).

Teachers' Pension Scheme

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Serious Incident Reporting Has Changed - Are You Up-to-Date?

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Over the Summer, the Charity Commission radically changed the process for reporting serious incidents, which means your own processes and procedures will have to change.

Serious Incident Reporting

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Court of Appeal Determines How to Calculate Holiday for 'Term Time' or 'Part Year Only' Workers

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

In a case which has far reaching implications, the Court of Appeal, in the case of Harpur Trust v Brazel, considered how to calculate holiday entitlement and holiday pay for permanent staff who only work for part of a year.

Court of Appeal Determines How to Calculate Holiday for 'Term Time' or 'Part Year Only' Workers

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Should Your Visiting Music Teachers Be Considered Workers?

Monday, 24 June 2019

A singing teacher sought to bring a number of claims against the school where she provided music lessons. It was necessary to determine her employment status to decide which of her claims could proceed to a full hearing.

Should Your Visiting Music Teachers Be Considered Workers?

Articles & Blogs Immigration Independent Schools

Alternative Collection Locations - Is Your School Ready for a Tier 4 Audit?

Monday, 24 June 2019

Since 2015, schools and other education providers can register as Alternative Collection Locations (ACL) to receive the biometric residence permits (BRPs) issued to their Tier 4 sponsored students following successful visa applications overseas.

Immigration Law