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How Does Data Protection Affect Your Handling of Serious Incidents?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Every once in while unexpected and unfortunate events occur. These can range from parental complaints to allegations of abuse. Data protection is increasingly becoming part of your management of these incidents.

How Does Data Protection Affect Your Handling of Serious Incidents?

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

Charitable Independent Schools - Should You Pay Your Governors?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

Charities carry out some of the most important work in society and operate in ever more technical and heavily regulated fields.

Charitable Independent Schools - Should You Pay Your Governors?

Articles & Blogs Employment Independent Schools

Can You Discipline School Employees for Conduct Outside of Work?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

England cricketer Ben Stokes' conduct outside a Bristol nightclub has been a national talking point.

Can You Discipline School Employees for Conduct Outside of Work?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Working Together to Safeguard Children - What Does the Current Consultation Propose?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

The Government is currently consulting on significant revisions to the statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children and new regulations to reflect legislative changes introduced by the Children and Social Work Act 2017.

Working Together to Safeguard Children - What Does the Current Consultation Propose?

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

Does Your School Prevent Staff and Governors from Using Their Personal Email Addresses?

Monday, 09 October 2017

This is a data protection issue which is not often appreciated by schools. In our experience many schools do not realise that staff and governors using their personal email addresses for school work raises data protection risks until it is too late.

Data Protection

Articles & Blogs Debt Recovery Independent Schools

School Fee Recovery - New Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims

Monday, 09 October 2017

A new Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims came into force on 1 October 2017.

School Fee Recovery - New Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

Employment Update - An Overview of the Latest Key Issues

Monday, 09 October 2017

The summer period has been a particularly busy time for employment law. The key themes keeping the Employment Tribunals busy have included worker status, whistleblowing and discrimination.

Employment Law

Articles & Blogs Charities Independent Schools

New Memorandum of Understanding Between DfE and Charity Commission - What's Changing?

Monday, 09 October 2017

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Charity Commission and the Department for Education is now available.

Education Law

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

New Edition of Charity Governance Code - What Do Schools Need to Know?

Monday, 09 October 2017

The Charity Governance Code has been with us for over a decade and as of July, is now in its third edition. The code is sector, rather than regulator generated, but it has the regulator's endorsement.

Charity Law

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

Five Key Risks Around GDPR Compliance

Monday, 09 October 2017

Following the volume of news and commentary surrounding the impending introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, it should come as no surprise that the pressure is now on schools to ensure they are prepared in time.

Data Protection

Independent Schools

Getting the Most of New Staff - Why Selecting the Best Candidate is Just the Start

Friday, 06 October 2017

Schools expend significant time and expense in recruiting new staff. Finding an employee who brings the required skills and experience and who you believe will fit in well to your organisation is a great start.

Getting the Most of New Staff - Why Selecting the Best Candidate is Just the Start

Articles & Blogs Debt Recovery Independent Schools

New Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims - What Can You Do to Prepare?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

A new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims comes into force on 1 October 2017.

New Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims - What Can You Do to Prepare?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

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

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

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?

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Independent Schools

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