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Durand Academy v Ofsted: the implications

In July 2017, the High Court heard Durand Academy Trust’s case against Ofsted relating to the 2016 Ofsted inspection of Durand Academy (“the academy”).

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Exclusions guidance 2017: an update

Following a government consultation earlier this year, the DfE has now published revised statutory guidance on exclusions for maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England.

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Off-payroll - working in the public sector changes to the intermediaries legislation (IR35)

From 6 April 2017, changes have been introduced to the tax rules where individuals provide their services to a client in the public sector via an intermediary.

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MATs: what makes good governance? (Optimus Education report)

Read about the governance experiences of CEOs and trustees in MATs of different sizes and gain advice and tips on building a great trust board.

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General Election 2017 - implications for schools

Theresa May has announced her intention to call a general election. In practice, it is likely that expected DfE announcements will be deferred until after the election.

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Consultation on revised exclusion guidance

The Government has launched a five week consultation, closing on 25 April 2017, on their revised exclusion guidance.

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Ransomware - be aware

On 4 January 2017, Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber-crime, issued a cyber-security alert to schools.

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A schools national funding formula for fairer funding?

Funding for schools is an issue at the forefront of education sector reforms. Having first been announced in March 2016 in the white paper ‘Educational Excellence Everywhere’, on 13 December 2016 the government announced stage 2 of its consultation plans to design and implement a new way of funding schools.

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HR and employment conference law in education 2016

We were thrilled that nearly 150 delegates joined us for our fifth annual HR and employment conference for school leaders in Birmingham. The slides from each of the sessions can be found here.

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What leaders do we need and how do we get them?

Governance and structures in the reformed self-improving schools sector have received plenty of coverage in recent years but they can only be part of the way ahead.

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