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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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11 June 2018 Our school system - the way ahead

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the start of the ‘self-improving school system’ concept we are at a cross-road for our schools’ system.

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Legal update

4 June 2018 Can we still pay term time workers a 12.07% holiday pay entitlement?

In Brazel v The Harpur Trust, the EAT has questioned the practice of term-time only workers having their annual holiday pay entitlement capped at 12.07% of annualised hours.

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31 May 2018 Understanding the key changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education

Our education lawyer and safeguarding expert Dai Durbridge explores the key changes to the safeguarding statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education. Watch the webinar to establish ways in which your school can be prepared for the changes.

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