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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

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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

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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

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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?

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STOP PRESS - DfE Publishes Response to KCSIE Consultation and Revised Draft Guidance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The DfE published its response to the KCSIE consultation and revised draft guidance yesterday to enable schools to plan for its commencement on 3 September 2018.

DfE Publishes Response to KCSIE Consultation and Revised Draft Guidance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

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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?

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STOP PRESS: Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Publishes Interim Report

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its Interim Report yesterday, setting out the work of the Inquiry and its progress to date.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its Interim Report yesterday, setting out the work of the Inquiry and its progress to date.

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

STOP PRESS: Charities Urged to Review Safeguarding Arrangements

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

As safeguarding concerns reach unprecedented levels, what does the Charity Commission's recent focus mean for you and your charity?

Charities Urged to Review Safeguarding Arrangements

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Was it Fair to Dismiss a Head Teacher for Failure to Disclose Relationship with a Sex Offender?

Friday, 23 March 2018

Yes, held the Supreme Court in the recent case of Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. An employment tribunal had been entitled to find that the dismissal was in the range of reasonable responses.

Was it Fair to Dismiss a Head Teacher for Failure to Disclose Relationship with Sex Offender?

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Employment Law - What Schools Can Expect in 2018

Wednesday, 07 March 2018

2017 was a significant year for employment law and this looks like it will continue into 2018. We have set out the key employment law issues which might affect schools in 2018.

Employment Law - What Schools Can Expect in 2018

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Gender Pay Update - Clarification of Calculations for Term Time Only Workers

Wednesday, 07 March 2018

With the first publication date approaching in April 2018, many schools are in the process of finalising their gender pay data...

Gender Pay Update - Clarification of Calculations for Term Time Only Workers