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25 March 2020 Coronavirus – guidance to social care and schools on vulnerable children and young people

With Covid-19 expected to place a substantial burden on statutory services and school closures being put into effect, the Government has now issued guidance on continued protection of this group.

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23 March 2020 Coronavirus – new education powers

This week Parliament is debating a new bill aimed at giving the Government new powers to help tackle the Coronavirus outbreak.

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18 March 2020 Coronavirus – FAQs for schools and academies

At present schools and academies are being asked to continue operating as close to normal as possible. Despite this, like all organisations, schools and academies are now turning their minds to the fact that if the disease continues to spread there will be a disruption to ‘normal’ curriculum delivery and working arrangements for some time.

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12 March 2020 Pension Scheme Exit Payment – an unplanned liability?

We have recently encountered a number of situations where academies have found themselves liable to large sums of money after their commercial contracts with catering providers have exposed them to reimburse payments.

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12 March 2020 be connected newsletter for education - March 2020

In this edition we provide you with the latest in legal updates, news and insight from the sector.

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12 March 2020 Academy Transformation Trust share their initial approach to managing the unknown

With every business, organisation and person on high-alert pending almost hourly developments in the worldwide fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), schools and trusts across the country are preparing for the unknown in different ways – with some very innovative and sensible approaches being taken.

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11 March 2020 Prevention and protection against historical abuse claims in schools

Last month the Court of Appeal awarded £1.1m to a former pupil who had been abused by a teacher in his school in the early 1980s. Dai Durbridge and Sarah Erwin-Jones explain why that figure was so high and what you need to do to protect yourself from such claims.

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11 March 2020 Levelling Up – What now for education policy?

Following the Conservatives’ election victory in December the new government will be able to implement their election manifesto in full.

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