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12 March 2019 Extension to exemption from Tier 2 visa salary threshold for STEM and Mandarin teachers

The Government has announced that the current exemption from the £30,000 minimum salary threshold for Tier 2 (General) sponsored workers in a number of public service professions has been extended.

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11 March 2019 13 years for first FGM conviction

The first conviction of female genital mutilation (FGM) has resulted in a 13 year jail sentence for the child’s mother.

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8 March 2019 Could suspension of an employee pending an investigation amount to a breach of their employment contract?

The Court of Appeal recently provided authoritative guidance on disciplinary suspensions including on whether the suspension of an employee facing serious allegations, pending an investigation, could amount to a repudiation of their employment contract.

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4 March 2019 Link between exclusions and knife-crime?

Recent press coverage of an increase in knife attacks has raised concerns over what can be done to tackle what is fast becoming a national crisis.

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6 February 2019 Challenges to SEN admissions

A recent High Court decision has confirmed the power of schools to challenge the inappropriate placement of children with EHCPs at schools.

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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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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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13 June 2018 Redefining ‘autonomy’

Do we really have a self-improving system? That was one of the questions considered at our recent roundtable. A key part of the discussion focused on ‘autonomy’.

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12 June 2018 Clarity on accountability

One of the areas considered at our recent roundtable on the school system was the curriculum. In particular, it considered the adverse impact of the accountability and financial pressures facing schools on the curriculum offer they provided to their children and pupils.

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