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Education eNews

September 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, Thursday 6th October 2016
Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP

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.

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

Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?

The General Data Protection Regulation is set to overhaul the data protection regime in the UK. Some questions remain as to how it will be implemented due to Brexit since this is a measure introduced at European level. However, taking into consideration the changes that it brings it is likely to be introduced in the UK in some form regardless read the full article please click here.

"New grammars will only benefit the wealthy" OECD Education Chief Andreas Schleicher warns

Mr Schleicher criticised the new plans in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) annual report comparing education systems across the developed world. The plans, published by education secretary Justine Greening, call for the opening of new grammar schools in England in a bid read the full article please click here.

Guilty by Association - considerations when dismissing an employee

Unfortunately we are all too familiar with the revelations which frequent our television screens and newspapers which concern employees working with children who have unsettling previous convictions which they have failed to disclose and which read the full article please click here.

New Statutory guidance for children who are not in education

On the 5th September 2016 the Department for Education published new statutory guidance for children who miss education. The guidance comes in response to the Department for Education’s January 2016 Consultation. The key principles of the new guidance will essentially read the full article please click here.

Procurement in Education

An important aspect of managing any organisation is making effective use of resources. Procuring for the right price as well as complying with procurement law is crucial and school staff accountable for budgets and buying have a key role to play. Schools may have access to a range of read the full article please click here.

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

Q: Am I obliged to give an employee time off to look after a sick child, and does this time off have to be paid?

A: All employees have the right to reasonable time off during working hours for dependants to deal with unforeseen matters, therefore an employer is unable to refuse leave for this reason. However, there is no legal right to be paid for this time off. There is read the full article please click here.



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