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Maintain quality of education to avoid Ofsted scrutiny

12 Jan 2021

Last week, the education secretary Gavin Williamson stated that schools in England must continue to provide children with high-quality teaching despite the recent lockdown and school closures. The bulk of this education provision will need to be delivered by a mixture of remote teaching and in-person…

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Education Staff Attendance at the Workplace During Lockdown 3.0

07 Jan 2021

After the Christmas break period with schools reopening in January, unions including NEU and UNISON advised teachers not to attend the workplace and issued letters for their members to use when approaching their employers about this. In response to this advice, we advised our clients about the issues…

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Role of a School Governor more important than ever

11 Dec 2020

As school's approach the end of the first term back, it is undoubtedly the case that the last 9 months have presented the most challenging circumstances for school leaders and staff; including the need to close at short notice in whole or in part, manage staff absences, re-order classrooms,…

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All we want for Christmas is clarity

11 Dec 2020

What are the restrictions this festive period and how might we a manage staff conduct during this time? With the Christmas period looming, employers in the education sector should now have a mind to the ongoing restrictions coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic restrictions. With Christmas comes…

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Step in to Christmas or more likely sliding into it

11 Dec 2020

2020 has been a really tough year for everyone and nowhere can that said to be truer than in the education world. Faced with unprecedented challenges of closing schools and colleges almost completely (except for vulnerable and key worker pupils and students) for a number of months; re-opening and making…

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The changing landscape of Equality Policies

11 Dec 2020

The Employment Tribunal has recently rapped the knuckles of Jaguar Land Rover regarding the treatment of a non-binary or 'gender fluid' member of staff, highlighting an important development in discrimination law. In Taylor v Jaguar Land Rover the employee was employed as an engineer for the…

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Swamped with Subject Access Requests?

27 Nov 2020

The cancellation of this year's GCSE and A-level exams gave Ofqual an unprecedented challenge in determining how grades should be awarded whilst providing the fairest means of enabling students to move on to further studies or employment. This unprecedented decision by Ofqual meant that…

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