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Summary evaluations of multi-academy trusts

The scrutiny of multi-academy trust (MAT) performance by Ofsted has recently undergone some operational changes. In this note, we comment on the revised approach and identify a number of key elements for MATs to reflect on.

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16 October 2019 What to do if a supplier goes into administration

The education sector has recently been impacted by the administration of Gaia Technologies (one of the UK’s leading suppliers of ICT services to UK schools and universities) which entered administration due to “severe cash flow issues”.

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11 October 2019 Keeping Children Safe – 1 October amendment

The Department for Education (DfE) have (sensibly) amended paragraphs 164 and 165 of the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 guidance. As you know, these paragraphs set out when you need to refer an individual to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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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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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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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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16 July 2019 be connected newsletter for education - July 2019

As we approach the final few days of the school term, this edition of BeConnected provides you with the latest in legal updates, news and insight from the sector.

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15 July 2019 Relationships and sex education in schools

After a period of consultation and discussion with many organisations dating back to 2017, the Department for Education has now published its statutory guidance on relationships education, relationships and sex education and health education.

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