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The Goddard Inquiry - What You Need to Know

Friday, 18 March 2016

The purpose of this article is to get you up to speed on the current position, to answer FAQs and to provide a mechanism for you to sign up to receive relevant updates.

The Goddard Inquiry - What You Need to Know

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Waiting for Goddard…

Friday, 04 March 2016

We seem to have been waiting for Goddard for ever!

Waiting for Goddard…

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Be Careful What You Say - How a Negative Verbal Reference can Lead to a Disability Discrimination Claim

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided that disability discrimination arose when a job offer was withdrawn after a former employer gave a negative verbal reference.


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Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

On 11 December 2015 a revised version of the guidance Supporting pupils with medical conditions, was published.


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Mind the Gap - Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

In 2015, the government announced that all employers with over 250 employees would be required to publish information relating to their gender pay gap.


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Tier 4 Sponsors and Students - New Sponsor Guidance

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Recent changes announced by the government to Tier 4 sponsor guidance have mainly affected the Tier 4 (General) Student category.


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Act Now to Get Your House in Order - HMRC Consult on Staff Accommodation

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The arrangements relating to staff accommodation have been a hot topic over the last few years for schools since the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) was asked by the coalition government to advise on simplifying the tax system for employee benefits.


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Keeping Children Safe in Education - All You Need to Know about the Revised Guidance

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Three days before Christmas, the DfE published a consultation on revisions to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).


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Sleeping on the Job - an Update for On-Call Night Workers

Thursday, 12 November 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an on-call night worker who lived at his work place was not entitled to National Minimum Wage throughout the night when he was asleep.


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Uniform Problems - Is your school affected?

Thursday, 12 November 2015

The Competition and Markets Authority ('CMA') has written an open letter to head teachers, governing bodies and suppliers about school uniform costs and value for money.


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Is it too late to plug into solar power?

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Since the introduction of the government's subsidy programme for the small-scale installation of solar panels, schools up and down the country have taken advantage of the opportunity to lock into cheap and predictably priced electricity.


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Data Protection Update - UK Regulator Publishes its Response to the European Court of Justice's Ruling on Safe Harbor

Thursday, 12 November 2015

In October, the European Court of Justice found that Safe Harbor, the route used by many organisations to lawfully transfer personal data to the USA, was invalid.


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Public Benefit - Updated Guidance

Thursday, 12 November 2015

The Charity Commission has updated its guidance 'Charging for services: illustrative examples of benefits for the poor', which describes how trustees of fee-charging educational charities can ensure they run their charities for the public benefit.


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Pupil Welfare After Stanbridge Earls

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Events leading to the closure of Stanbridge Earls School in 2013 continue to generate regulatory scrutiny and review.


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Who's that trip-trapping over my school's reputation?

Monday, 12 October 2015

Having a pop at independent schools seems to be very much in vogue for the mainstream media at present. Combined with the ease with which any member of the public can now post comments in