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NHS COVID-19 app: guidance for schools

25 Sep 2020

The NHS COVID-19 app ('the app') has been released and the UK Government has produced corresponding guidance for leaders and staff in schools and further education colleges in England. The app aims to complement the NHS Test and Trace in England by automating some aspects of the process of…

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Re-Starting Well - Back to School

23 Sep 2020

Forbes Solicitors Education specialists hosted an online discussion and were joined by panellists Chris Malings from Malings Change Associates, Paul Atkinson - Director of Finance and Business, Vicki Hayward - SBM and Noel Conreen - Business and Finance Manager. It is more important now than ever…

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Educational Websites & the ICO's Code of Practice

23 Sep 2020

On 2 September 2020, the ICO's Age Appropriate Design Code (known as the Children's Code) came into force. The Children's Code sets out 15 standards that online services should meet to protect children's privacy whilst online. The Children's Code is a statutory code of conduct…

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Restricting exit payments in the public sector

04 Aug 2020

As most public sector organisations will be aware, the Government has been considering a cap on public sector exit payments of £95,000 since 2015. In April 2019, the government launched a further consultation on draft Regulations to introduce the cap and the consultation closed on 3 July 2019. The…

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Exam Results and Subject Access Requests

08 Jul 2020

Following the announcement that the government has cancelled this summer's exams due to the coronavirus pandemic, the exam regulator, Ofqual has confirmed that it will award GCSE and A-Level grades by a combination of teacher assessment, class ranking and the past performance of the school.…

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Employment law implications for academy conversions

06 Jul 2020

Background Despite the ongoing upheaval that has been caused by Covid-19 and in particular the upheaval that this has caused for schools there are some things which continue on as normal. At Forbes Solicitors we are experienced in navigating the academy conversion or rebrokerage process and…

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Travel and self-isolation: How will this affect schools?

06 Jul 2020

On 8 June 2020, the rules on travel changed, bringing in the obligation on individuals to provide details of their journey to the UK, contact details and where they will be staying. In addition, individuals travelling/ returning to the UK will be expected to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. This…

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