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Education eNews

May 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 15th June
Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0UP

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. The forums also offer the opportunity to network with other delegates.

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


Recent High Court ruling prompts Department for Education to review legislation

You may have seen coverage of the case, which involved a father who was fined £120 for taking his daughter out of school during term time. Mr Platt had booked to take his daughter to Disney World in Florida, in April 2015 on holiday, which meant she would miss 7 days of school. However, her read the full article please click here.

ADHD not a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010

On the facts of a recent case heard by the Scottish Court of Session (Inner House) a student's Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) did not qualify as a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 which might otherwise have meant that her exclusion/withdrawal from school was read the full article please click here.

Article 8 Right to Privacy

How far can an employer go in investigating an employee's conduct where that conduct has had an impact on the workplace and / or their ability to do their job without encroaching upon an individual's right to privacy? When, if at all, will Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (right to privacy) read the full article please click here.


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