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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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18 December 2018 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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11 December 2018 DPO focus

In this edition, Dai reflects on and shares some of the learnings from the support we have given to schools when managing their breaches and, as you’d expect, provide them as useful tips you can take away and implement.

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19 November 2018 Employer responsible for ex-employee data breach

In the recent case of Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants the Court of Appeal held that an employer could be held vicariously liable even where the intention of the employee committing the relevant act was to harm his employer rather than to achieve some benefit for himself or to inflict injury on a third party.

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1 November 2018 Rebrokered academies and Local Government Pension Scheme liabilities

We have recently seen a new direction from the Department of Education with respect to the treatment of LGPS liabilities for academies on rebrokered projects.

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1 November 2018 Immigration – TUPE transfers

If schools and academies do not conduct the correct right to work checks on employees, they risk significant penalties and, potentially, damage to reputation.

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25 October 2018 Schools and the Mental Health Green Paper

The government has published their green paper: Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision.

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