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Forbes Solicitors

Education eNews

November 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.

Nothing left in the tank? Funding Gap Bites

It will come as no surprise to most that funding shortages in Schools across the UK have been a cause for concern for a number of years with consistent headlines shouting of cuts, redundancies, deficits and strikes. But now, with the Government revealing that almost 1,000 local authority schools and more than 100 academy trusts in England are in read the full article please click here.

Segregation of pupils in a faith school not discriminatory

In the case of R (On the application of The Interim Executive Board of X School) v Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills, The Interim Board of X School mounted a successful claim for judicial review of an Ofsted report, which had concluded that the School was in breach of the provisions of read the full article please click here.

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

Q: Is it necessary to inform a member of staff if they are subject to an investigation into safeguarding allegations?

A: According to DfE guidance, it is necessary to inform the member of staff. In any event, in order to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter, the member of staff would in more cases than not be a key witness and therefore would be subject read the full article please click here.

Mock Employment Tribunal

Thursday 23rd February, 8.30am until 11.15am.
James Hargreaves Suite, Burnley Football Club, Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, BB10 4BX.

Forbes' Employment Team, in conjunction with Hays, are running an interactive Mock Tribunal.

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

SAVE THE DATE - Lancashire Education Forum 

The Lancashire Education Forum is a popular forum which is held termly and free to attend. The forums are 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.

We are keen to deliver the most relevant topics the education sector are looking for and find beneficial, therefore if there are any areas you would like to suggest to us for future forums please do let us know.

Upcoming dates are below and a full programme will be sent out nearer the time.

  • Wednesday 1st February 2017, Samlesbury Hall
  • Wednesday 17th May 2017, Samlesbury Hall



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