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24 May 2019 Timpson review on school exclusions - the essential guide for schools

Edward Timpson’s review on exclusions presents an opportunity for schools to reflect on current practices and consider whether there are any operational risks to address.

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Schools and Raising Money for Charities

Traditionally there are many ways for schools to raise money for charity: bake sales, non-uniform days and throwing wet sponges at teachers.

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25 April 2019 be connected newsletter for education

In this edition we will connect you with a comprehensive selection of the very latest in legal updates, news and insight from the education sector.

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15 April 2019 Are you ready for any admission’s appeals that come your way?

School admissions are a highly emotive subject. With education often at the heart of a local community, the process can leave schools open to critique and legal disputes. To ensure where possible, the best outcome for the school and individual preparation is essential.

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8 April 2019 Articles of Association Services for Catholic MATs

After several years of negotiation the Department for Education (DfE) has released new precedent Articles of Association for Catholic multi-academy trusts (MATs).

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2 April 2019 What duties do members of academy trusts have?

In this article, we review what duties they undertake and consider how these are different from what they set out to be.

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18 March 2019 Knife crime and school exclusions

Recent deaths following a wave of knife attacks has resulted in a renewed national focus on what more can be done to prevent the appalling escalation in knife-crime.

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18 March 2019 MAT summary evaluations

The scrutiny of multi-academy trust performance by Ofsted has undergone some 'operational changes'.

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8 March 2019 SEN admissions

A recent judicial review case taken by an academy trust against a local authority has provided some useful guidance for schools when dealing with requests to admit children with EHCPs.

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9 January 2019 Ofsted v Durand - outcome of the appeal

In 2017, we wrote about Durand Academy Trust’s (“Durand”) case against Ofsted and the High Court’s decision that Ofsted’s complaints procedure was unfair for those schools judged to require special measures or have serious weaknesses.

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