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STOP PRESS - DfE Publishes Revised Statutory Guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and Related Guidance

Monday, 09 July 2018

On 4 July the DfE issued the final version of Working Together to Safeguard Children (Working Together 2018) which applies to all organisations with functions relating to children across England from 29 June 2018.

STOP PRESS - DfE Publishes Revised Statutory Guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and Related Guidance

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Gender Separation and Discrimination in Mixed Schools - New Guidance Published

Friday, 29 June 2018

The new DfE non-statutory guidance, 'Gender Separation in Mixed Schools', was published on 28 June. Its purpose is to support mixed schools...

Gender Separation and Discrimination in Mixed Schools

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

GDPR - What Next?

Thursday, 21 June 2018

So the deadline of 25 May has been and gone - and all our inboxes are clogged up with privacy notices from every organisation we have ever done business with. What now?

Data Protection Law

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Pupil References - Tips and Guidance

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

We are seeing a rise in the number of complaints and claims arising from pupil references. Do schools have to provide references? What does your school risk if you get it wrong? We share some guidance to deal with these.

Providing Reference Letters

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

Governor Benefits - A Broader and More Stringently Regulated Issue?

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The voluntary principle that charity trustees - usually the governors in a charitable independent school setting - fulfil their roles without payment, is a deep part of sector culture.

Charity Law

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Discrimination Arising from Disability - a Warning for Employers

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Discrimination - does an employer need to know that misconduct was disability related to unlawfully discriminate?

Discrimination Arising from Disability - a Warning for Employers

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Grenfell Report - Knock-On Implications for Boarding Schools?

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Dame Judith Hackitt has published her final report into the review of building regulations and fire safety, including a number of recommendations for schools.

Grenfell Report - Knock-On Implications for Boarding Schools

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Unauthorised Encampments on School Land

Monday, 11 June 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has recently published a consultation about powers for dealing with unauthorised encampments on land.

Unauthorised Encampments on School Land - Have Your Say

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Schools that Work for Everyone - Key Consultation Outcomes

Monday, 11 June 2018

Consultation on the green paper closed in December 2016. It wasn't until May 2018 that the government published its response. What has nearly a year and a half of reflection brought?

Schools that Work for Everyone - Key Consultation Outcomes

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

Can Your Charity Still Validly Recognise Gift Aid on Donations from Its Trading Subsidiary?

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Recent clarifications published by the Financial Reporting Council mean that any trading subsidiary of a charity is required to either pay its profits to the charity before accounting year end...

Can Your Charity Still Validly Recognise Gift Aid on Donations From its Trading Subsidiary?

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

STOP PRESS - DfE Publishes Response to KCSIE Consultation and Revised Draft Guidance

Friday, 18 May 2018

The DfE published its response to the KCSIE consultation and revised draft guidance yesterday to enable schools to plan for its commencement on 3 September 2018.

DfE Publishes Response to KCSIE Consultation and Revised Draft Guidance

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Testing Times: An Examination of Schools' Obligations to Provide Exam Services

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

We regularly hear about the pressures on teachers to deliver good exam results and about the effects on them of 'hyper accountability' for lofty parental aspirations.

Testing Times: An Examination of Schools' Obligations to Provide Exam Services

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools Immigration

New Tier 4 Guidance - Latest Changes for Schools and Their Overseas Pupils

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

In January this year, UKVI published new guidance for Tier 4 sponsors and students.

New Tier 4 Guidance - Latest Changes for Schools and Their Overseas Pupils

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Shared Parental Pay - Latest Case Law

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Is it direct sex discrimination to pay only statutory shared parental pay to male employees but enhanced maternity pay to female employees?

Shared Parental Pay - Latest Case Law

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

GDPR - 25th May - Deadline or Start Line?

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

It will not have escaped your notice that the General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect on 25th May.

GDPR - 25th May - Deadline or Start Line?