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a guide to becoming an academy

21 April 2011
In May 2010 the Secretary of State for Education announced new legislation (The Academies Act 2010) which allows the Secretary of State to approve applications from schools that wish to become academies. This is achieved through a streamlined process. There is a wealth of information and support available to help your school become an academy but this step-by-step guide for schools produced by the DfE outlines the steps you must complete to become an academy. Access a guide to becoming an academy

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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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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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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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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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