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Travel and Self-Isolation - How this will Affect Schools?

01 Jul 2021

The rules around international travel and restrictions are constantly changing, with returning to the UK from some countries currently at the time of writing this article, legally requiring a 10 day quarantine upon return to the UK. In the education sector, maintaining continuity of education for…

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Teacher Assessed Grades & Requests for Information

22 Jun 2021

Teacher Assessed Grades and Requests for Information The ICO has recently published guidance for schools regarding what information they should publish proactively in order to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) - ICO's blog on its information rights work | ICO. Public…

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School Uniform Policies - How to Avoid a Dispute

18 Jun 2021

Disputes over school uniform policies and the enforcement of them are common, controversial and usually gain unwanted publicity. It is therefore important for a school to know what legal considerations it must take into account when formulating their uniform policies and also how best to resolve a…

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Teacher Assessed Grades and the Freedom of Information Act

18 Jun 2021

The ICO has recently published guidance for schools regarding what information they should publish proactively in order to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) - ICO's blog on its information rights work | ICO . Public authorities (such as maintained schools and academies)…

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Education Q&As

18 May 2021

Our education team regularly run free, Q&A sessions via Zoom which gives attendees the opportunity to ask any questions that may be relevant to them at the time. Please see below a summary of some of the questions that we have been asked most recently and our responses. How long should a phased…

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Sexual harassment in education- what is happening?

18 May 2021

The House of Commons Library has just published a briefing paper on sexual harassment in education in England (link : https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8117/ ) It seeks to supplement existing statutory guidance ('Keeping Children Safe in Education Jan 2021')…

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Unconscious Bias awareness as a drive for change

14 May 2021

Unconscious bias has become a buzz word over recent months in HR, but what does it actually mean? And what is its impact on the education sector? It's such a soft concept that it is difficult to ascertain its application and the necessity and means to minimise and prevent its impact. The…

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Developing risk areas for litigation- horizon scanning

14 May 2021

Risk management has never been so important, and to thrive, educational establishments need to be prepared to embrace the challenge of identifying areas of risk, and then working to creatively manage them. Any establishment prepared to identify and mitigate risk will create a healthy culture that…

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