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10 September 2018 MPs add to school accountability debate

The Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) recent report on Ofsted inspections has generated coverage of issues that will be evocative for many education leaders.

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6 September 2018 An enhanced role for local authorities in education?

Sir Michael Wilshaw, former Principal and Chief Inspector at Ofsted, has suggested that local authorities or elected mayors should have a role in local education and ensuring school standards.

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Blog

6 September 2018 The black hole of school places to be plugged by free schools?

The deficit in school places is worsening and schools and families face uncertainty of pupil places. The baby-boom cohort is now school age and places are desperately needed.

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Legal update

30 August 2018 Top challenges for St Michael’s Catholic School

St Michael’s Catholic School is a through school in Buckinghamshire, offering catholic education for children from the age of 3 to 19.

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Legal update

29 August 2018 Receiving a freedom of information request

As public authorities, maintained schools and academies (and trusts) are required to respond to requests for information they hold under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Legal update

29 August 2018 Update on sponsored schools and transfer of surpluses

Sponsors should be aware of the recent guidance released by the Department for Education in connection to the transfer of surplus on sponsored academy conversions.

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Legal update

29 August 2018 Top challenges for The Bishop Fraser Trust

The Bishop Fraser Trust is a new MAT set up with St James’s CE High School, Canon Slade High School and Bolton St Catherine’s Academy.

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Legal update

22 August 2018 Information on the EU Settlement Scheme

We summarise the key points in the Government's EU Settlement Scheme employer toolkit, which may be useful to share with any EU citizen employees, line managers and leaders in your organisation.

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Legal update

22 August 2018 Recent court case confirms charitable duties of members of a charity

The judgment raises interesting questions about whether, if they have fiduciary duties, members could be considered to be in breach of them and whether academy trust should have policies about avoiding potential breaches of duty by members.

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Legal update

17 August 2018 ‘Tendency to Physical Abuse’ should no longer be considered an automatic defence to disability discrimination claims arising out of the exclusion of school pupils

Since the Equality Act 2010 (Disability) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/2028) and the leading case of X v The Governing Body of a School (SEN) [2015] UKUT 0007 (AAC) schools have been able to rely on Regulation 4(1)(c) Equality Act 2010 as a defence to any alleged discrimination towards pupils arising out of a decision to exclude.

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