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Goddard Inquiry - Latest News

Thursday, 02 June 2016

Earlier this month, the chair of the Inquiry, Dame Lowell Goddard issued a Statement in response to perceived criticism that the Inquiry was focusing too much on victims and survivors and not enough on those accused

Goddard Inquiry - Latest News

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Goddard Inquiry - What Do the Preliminary Hearings Tell Us?

Thursday, 02 June 2016

Throughout March 2016, the Goddard Inquiry has held a number of preliminary hearings within the Public Hearings Project limb of the Inquiry

Goddard Inquiry - What Do the Preliminary Hearings Tell Us?

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'People with Significant Control' - Guidance for Independent Schools

Thursday, 14 April 2016

With effect from 6 April 2016, all companies, including charitable companies, are required to maintain a register of People with Significant Control.


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Mind the Pay Gap - What Schools Need to Do

Friday, 18 March 2016

The government has now published draft regulations with the aim of tackling the gap in pay between genders (which is still estimated at 19.2%).


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Effective Security for Unpaid School Fees - All is not Lost!

Friday, 18 March 2016

Voluntary legal charges are often used as a more amicable, less aggressive solution to secure unpaid school fees from parents.


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Historic Serious Incidents - What Governors Should Know

Friday, 18 March 2016

Most Governors of charitable independent schools will now be aware of their duty to report any new serious incidents to the Charity Commission.


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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.