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STOP PRESS - DfE Publishes Response to KCSIE Consultation and Revised Draft Guidance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The DfE published its response to the KCSIE consultation and revised draft guidance yesterday to enable schools to plan for its commencement on 3 September 2018.

DfE Publishes Response to KCSIE Consultation and Revised Draft Guidance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

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?

Articles & Blogs Child Sexual Abuse Independent Schools

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?

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

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

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

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

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Sexual Harassment Between Children - What Do You Need to Know About the New Guidance?

Monday, 05 March 2018

As anticipated in the last edition, the DfE has published new advice about peer on peer abuse entitled Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges.

Sexual Harassment Between Children - What Do You Need to Know About the New Guidance?

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

Current Issues in Charity Regulation

Monday, 05 March 2018

23 January 2018 should have been a high-point in the media for the charity sector as a whole, as the Duke of Cambridge addressed the Charity Commission's annual meeting with an uplifting speech about the importance of charities to a healthy society...

Current Issues in Charity Regulation

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Fraudsters Targeting Independent Schools

Friday, 12 January 2018

The Charity Commission has issued a regulatory alert about a current trend in fraudulent activity targeting independent schools, their parents and students.

Fraudsters Targeting Independent Schools

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

Does Your School Know How to Carry Out a Data Protection Impact Assessment?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Accountability is a term frequently used in the context of preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018. This is because the GDPR not only requires compliance but a demonstration of that compliance.

Does Your School Know How to Carry Out a Data Protection Impact Assessment?

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

New Guidance for Reporting Serious Incidents - What's Changing?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

The Charity Commission has issued new guidance on what a serious incident is and what governors must report.

New Guidance for Reporting Serious Incidents - What's Changing?