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Education eNews

January 2016

Welcome to Forbes' Education eNewsletter

Our aim is to keep you updated on the latest news and legal developments. We will also keep you updated on our latest seminars, news and un-missable practical guides on a range of employment issues in the Education Sector.

Lancashire Education Forum

8.00am - 10.30am, Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with LASBM (The Lancashire Association of School Business Managers) for the Lancashire Education Forum. The Lancashire Education Forum is a series of free events aimed at Head Teachers, School Business Managers and School Governors who want to keep up to date with relevant changes and developments in the education sector.

To view the full programme and book your place please click here.

Governance Handbook 2015

The Department for Education have published a new re-branded version of the Governance Handbook for Governors in maintained schools and academies. The handbook has been updated to 'reflect changes to the law affecting boards of read the full article please click here.

Advice to Schools regarding the recent flooding in Cumbria and Lancashire

The recent flooding in large parts of Cumbria and Lancashire has affected many homes and businesses, including schools and education centres.

If your school has been without electricity as a result of the flood waters, you may be able to make a claim to read the full article please click here.

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 and Independent Schools

When you think of consumer rights protection an educational setting doesn't immediately spring to mind, with the media spotlight tending to fall on major retailers such as supermarkets. Schools are, however, service providers, and as sellers of services independent schools are particularly vulnerable to consumer challenge. Fee paying schools therefore need to read the full article please click here.

Annual Employment Law Update - 11th February

Venue: Ribby Hall, Ribby Road, Wrea Green, near Blackpool, PR4 2PR.

The Forbes' Employment Team are once again holding their Annual Employment Law Updates. The format includes breakout sessions ensuring you are able to keep up to date with the topics that are most relevant to you and your organisation.

For further details and to book your place please click here and complete the online registration.

Questions we have been asked over the past month and our top tips

Q: If an employee refuses to sign an occupational health referral consent form can the school still make the referral?

A: No, in order for an employee to attend an Occupational Health referral and for the information to be released the employer will need the employee's consent. Employers sometimes will have read the full article please click here.


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