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11 September 2019 School uniform under media spotlight

The new academic year has started with controversy over school uniform. Last week, a government inquiry heard evidence that costs for parents are being exacerbated by compulsory branded uniform, including clothing with school logos, and operating contractual arrangements for the supply of these items with single retailers.

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4 September 2019 Education Secretary confirms DfE 'backing' for exclusions

Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has confirmed that head teachers who take “the decision to either suspend or expel a pupil because they need to do it in order to be able to enforce proper and full discipline in their school, and making sure that they're protecting the whole interests of the school, will always have my backing".

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Legal update

2 September 2019 Safeguarding checks on academy governors

There are a different set of regulations that apply to academies compared to maintained schools regarding safeguarding checks that need to be carried out on governors. This article will tell you more.

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25 July 2019 Welcome news for sixth form colleges looking to academise

The Government has accepted calls from sixth form colleges to reopen the option to become academies.

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Legal update

17 July 2019 Guidance on continuous service in relation to redundancy pay

The Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government, etc. (Modification) Order 1999. This piece of legislation impacts on employees who are entitled to a redundancy payment in a redundancy situation.

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Legal update

17 July 2019 The four important changes to the 2019 Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance

The 2019 version of Keeping Children Safe in Education is still in draft form, but it is highly likely it will come into force as currently drafted.

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17 July 2019 British Airways £183m data breach fine – should schools be worried?

In a word (or three) no, not really. Before we get overexcited about BA’s hefty fine, let’s put it in perspective and remember that for the moment it is the Information Commissioner’s Office intention to levy this fine – BA will now make representations about it.

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17 July 2019 FOI requests and the use of the section 36 exemption

As schools and academies you get plenty of Freedom of Information requests. When you answer them you are effectively publishing the information to the world.

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