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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 ready for winter?

17 Dec 2018

As we head into winter, it is the ideal time to consider whether your organisation is prepared for all the 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 and parents. Ice and snow…

Increasing Trend of HSE interventions within Education Establishments

20 Nov 2018

The HSE reported following the introduction of the new Sentencing Guidelines in February 2016, that in the following year to end March 2017 there had been a 80% increase of fines from the previous year - an increase of fines of £69.9m from £38.8m. Admittedly, the increase in fines is…

Age Verification for School Online Services

20 Nov 2018

It is a factor of modern life that more and more aspects of education are moving onto digital platforms. From school websites to mobile applications, cloud services to distance learning, more and more personal data is being processed online, and in the case of schools this would involve the personal…

Questions we have been asked this month

19 Oct 2018

Q. What would happen if, during a restructuring process, a teacher opted to move to part-time working? Would his/her salary be safeguarded at the original level or at a pro-rata level? A: 36.1 of the states that "Whether the teacher was a full-time teacher or a teacher in regular…

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Head teacher fined for breach of DPA

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