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How to Deal with Unreasonable Complaints

Friday, 25 August 2017

Your internal complaints procedure is integral to the monitoring and regulation of educational standards in English schools.

How to Deal with Unreasonable Complaints

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What's Next for Independent Schools?

Friday, 28 July 2017

When you read this, the 2017 general election will be a distant memory. Editorial deadlines, however, dictate that I write this with one week to go.

What's Next for Independent Schools?

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Assured Shorthold Tenancies for Schools - What You Need to Consider

Monday, 03 July 2017

Changes to the law in October 2015 apply to Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs), which often affect employees living on site.

Assured Shorthold Tenancies for Schools - What You Need to Consider

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Giving Child Abuse the Red Card - Changing Attitudes to Safeguarding in Sport

Sunday, 02 July 2017

The recent media attention surrounding historic child abuse in football has brought safeguarding in sport into the spotlight, but what does this mean for your school?

Giving Child Abuse the Red Card - Changing Attitudes to Safeguarding in Sport

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Data Protection Concerns for Schools

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Here we provide an update on some of the data protection related issues we have been advising on recently.

Data Protection Concerns for Schools

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Should Employees Get Paid While Sleeping on the Job?

Friday, 23 June 2017

Are workers who are required to sleep in a particular location entitled to be paid the national minimum wage while they are asleep?

Should Employees Get Paid While Sleeping on the Job?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Independent Schools

Capital Projects and Letters of Intent - the Risks to Avoid

Friday, 23 June 2017

What should you be doing to make the construction process as smooth and timely as possible?

Capital Projects and Letters of Intent - the Risks to Avoid

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Dealing with the Immediate Aftermath of a Terrorist Incident

Thursday, 22 June 2017

The experiences of the pupils from St John's & St Francis Church School in Bridgwater, who were on a trip to the Houses of Parliament during the Westminster attack, and the more recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London...

Dealing with the Immediate Aftermath of a Terrorist Incident

Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Gross Negligence - Can Employees Be Disciplined for Failing to Act?

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Schools will always have considered taking disciplinary action against staff where an employee has failed to report safeguarding concerns or has failed to highlight any circumstance that may pose a risk or an increased risk to children.

Gross Negligence - Can Employees Be Disciplined for Failing to Act?

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Mental Health in Schools - the Response to a Developing Crisis

Friday, 16 June 2017

Louise Gilmer explores mental health in schools and the proposed measures which may help to alleviate the problem.

Mental Health in Schools - the Response to a Developing Crisis

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

Cyber Security

Friday, 02 June 2017

Andrew Gaille explores some of the steps that schools should be taking to manage cyber security risks

Cyber Security

Articles & Blogs Employment Further Education Independent Schools

Teachers' Strike - How Much Can Employers Deduct from Pay and Are There any Wider Implications?

Friday, 02 June 2017

If teachers lawfully strike for one day, at what rate can the school or college make a deduction of pay?

Teachers' Strike - How Much Can Employers Deduct from Pay and Are There any Wider Implications?

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Regulatory Update - 4 Changes to Be Aware of

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

As we move into the Easter holiday, here is a quick round up of some key regulatory compliance changes over the last term.

Independent Schools

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Engaging Self-Employed Contractors? What You Need to Consider

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

As the trend of legal decisions establishing worker status continues, should you reconsider your arrangements for employing self-employed contractors?

Employment Law

Articles & Blogs Debt Recovery Independent Schools

Voluntary Legal Charges - An Alternative Approach to Recovering Unpaid Fees

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Are you confident you have effective measures in place to work with parents who are struggling to pay their school fees?

Voluntary Legal Charges - An Alternative Approach to Recovering Unpaid Fees