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Education eNews

February 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.

DBS Checks, Safeguarding & Data Protection

8.30am - 11.30am, Thursday 3rd March
Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP

The DBS Checks, Safeguarding & Data Protection training session is free to attend and aimed at Head Teachers, School Business Managers and School Governors who want to keep up to date.

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

Photographing Children at School and Nurseries

There has been recent media coverage regarding an employee at a nursery taking a photograph of a child on their first day of nursery playing with their friends to send the photo to the child's parent in order to reassure the parent that their child is settling in. It has been reported that read the full article please click here.

Data Breaches in the Education Sector

The unusual occurrence of data breaches are a thing of the past. 2014 was dubbed "the year of the data breach' (report by Experian) and it seems more and more we are seeing a range of organisations including educational institutions affected read the full article please click here.

School and Early Years Finance (England) Regulations 2015

On 7 January 2016 the School and Early Years Finance (England) Regulations 2015 came into force. The regulations which are made under Part 2 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 were the subject of an earlier read the full article please click here.

Consultation closure for DfE Keeping children safe in education guidance

The Department for Education (DfE) consultation on its plans to change parts one and two of its Keeping children safe in education guidance closes on 16 February 2016. Within the consultation the DfE have proposed draft read the full article please click here.

Naming and shaming illegal parkers outside the school gates

It is a common occurrence to find numerous parents illegally parking outside the school gates, be that; parking on double yellows, parking on the yellow zig zag keep clear signs, or directly in front of school gates in order to save time when dropping.......the read the full article please click here.

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

Q: Is it possible to place an employee on formal absence review for sickness absence whilst still signed off?

A: Should a situation arise where an employee is absent due to long term sickness, it would be best practice to send a letter to the employee inviting them read the full article please click here.


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