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22 February 2021 Safer recruitment update for schools and academy trusts

DBS filtering rules and a tweak to the KCSiE guidance means that you now need to make some changes to your recruitment and selection policies and processes.

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11 February 2021 Removing employees as members from 1 March 2021

As of 1 March 2021, the Academies Financial Handbook 2020 requires that no employee of an academy trust is a member of that academy trust.

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9 February 2021 Delivering live remote learning to pupils – some data protection considerations

Education providers have become more innovative with their delivery of lessons to ensure all students are able to and are participating. Delivery of lessons include live teaching sessions through video conferencing platforms, but it does create a number of additional issues.

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9 February 2021 School attendance and lockdown 3.0

With lockdown 3.0 continuing at least until at least the 8 March, school leaders must again take care to record pupil attendance and absence in line with the latest Department for Education (DfE) guidance, published January 2021.

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3 February 2021 Managing inappropriate parent behaviour during online learning

The transfer of pupil education from the classroom to remote learning has created challenges for pupils, parents and school staff. Whilst most parents participate in these sessions constructively a small minority have acted in a way which undermines the teaching or the teacher.

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22 January 2021 be connected newsletter for higher education - January 2021

In this edition we provide you with the latest in legal updates, news and insight from the higher education sector.

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21 January 2021 Higher education digital transformation

The last 12 months have seen radical changes in how universities deliver learning to students, this online revolution has sadly been forced upon us by a pandemic, but many universities were already on this digital journey.

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20 January 2021 Sixth form admissions and over-offering

Following Ofqual’s announcement that GCSE students will be able to take the higher of their Centre Assessed Grades or the standardised grade, sixth forms that made more external offers than they have places have been contacting us about what they can do where they would have many more students in the sixth form than they can accommodate.

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20 January 2021 The new procurement regime

The Cabinet Office published its much-anticipated Green Paper on 15 December 2020. The proposals are out to consultation until 10 March 2021, We have been running a series of webinars and working groups, looking at the proposals in more detail and how different groups are affected.

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20 January 2021 What happens after a death by suicide?

Student suicide is a major factor with nearly one in four young people experiencing suicidal feelings at least once in their lives and one in 20 trying to take their own life. Although great efforts have been made by the higher education (HE) sector to tackle mental health issues for young people and identify outward signs of distress, the statistics are still troubling.

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