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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?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

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?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

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

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools Immigration

New Criminal Records Checks for Tier 2 Visas - What Does It Mean for You?

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

From 6 April 2017, nursery, primary and secondary school teachers applying for Tier 2 visas outside the UK will need to provide criminal record certificates in support of their applications.

Immigration Law

Articles & Blogs Data Protection Independent Schools

Data Protection - Are You Compliant?

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

There have been some recent developments around data protection law. What are they and what do you need to do?

Data Protection - Are You Compliant?

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools Immigration

Important Changes to Tier 4 from April 2017 - What You Need to Know

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

On 16 March, the Home Office published 269 pages of changes to the Immigration Rules. Buried in the detail are some significant changes for independent school sponsors.

Immigration Law

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

The Minefields of School Uniforms

Friday, 24 February 2017

School uniform, we are told, plays an invaluable role in contributing to the ethos of a school and setting an appropriate tone.

The Minefields of School Uniforms