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Scottish Universities move to amend admissions process to address equality

20 Feb 2019

An article by the BBC earlier today reported on the intention of Scottish Universities to lower the entry requirements to students from disadvantaged areas. The intention is not to guarantee those gaining the grades a place, but to take students over the threshold for consideration. For example,…

Employment Appeal Tribunal finding on religious discrimination in nursery case

20 Feb 2019

Ms De Groen had been employed as a teacher by Gan Menachem, an ultra-orthodox Jewish Nursery, since July 2012. She was living with her boyfriend whilst working at the nursery, in contravention of the strict religious requirements of ultra-orthodox Judaism. This information came to light at a barbeque…

Rights to Work themed FAQ's

20 Feb 2019

In schools where the employer is the local authority, if the school wanted to hire someone on a tier 2 visa, would the local authority need a licence to sponsor these visas? Yes, the Local Authority would need to have a tier 2 licence in order to sponsor the visa of the proposed employee. If the…

Head teacher fined for breach of DPA

15 Jan 2019

A former head teacher has been fined for unlawfully obtaining children's personal data from previous schools where he worked. According to the ICO, the head teacher had obtained the information from two primary schools where he had previously been employed, and uploaded it to his then current…

Questions we have been asked this month

19 Dec 2018

Use of school facilities for breakfast clubs and other after school activities - what are the school's responsibilities when hosting these activities? The responsibilities that a school may have when its facilities are being used for breakfast clubs and other after school activities will…

Managing the performance of employees with disabilities

19 Dec 2018

Where there are issues with an employee's performance, employers should always consider whether a disability could be affecting their behaviour or ability to perform. A disability is defined under the Equality Act 2010 (Act) as 'a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and…

HSE Urges Schools to Review Traffic Arrangements after the Death of a Pupil

17 Dec 2018

Bridgend County Borough Council has been fined after a boy ran into the path of a school bus and was killed. In 2014, the boy had finished school and was crossing the road to board his bus home when the collision with a minibus took place. The HSE found that the layby created before the school…

Schools are you prepared for winter?

17 Dec 2018

Following a week of snow and plummeting temperatures it is the ideal time to consider whether your organisation is prepared for all the winter season might have to offer. Here is a quick checklist to ensure that you have appropriate systems in place and taken the necessary steps to protect staff, pupils…

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Court of Appeal confirms the reasonableness of the suspension of a teacher pending an investigation for use of force

The Court of Appeal in The Mayor & Burgesses of the London Borough of Lambeth v. Agoreyo this week confirmed a…

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