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16 September 2020 What is a higher education course for the purposes of access to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator’s (OIA) complaints process?

The Office of the Independent Adjudicator’s (OIA) has recently published a reminder of its remit in relation to dealing with complaints, which is a timely reminder as the new academic year begins.

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4 September 2020 be connected newsletter for education - September 2020

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

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3 September 2020 Face masks/coverings in schools

As with many coronavirus-related issues, the answers are not straightforward, but we have provided our advice and guidance to help you prepare for the new term.

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3 September 2020 ‘Test and Trace’ managing data in times of Covid-19

As schools reopen for pupils and staff, a number of questions are being raised concerning steps that must be taken should an individual who has been on the school site be confirmed positive for Coronavirus.

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2 September 2020 Managing pupil behaviour

The majority of pupils have returned to school, it may well seem a very different place and adapting to being back in a school setting will not come easily to some.

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28 August 2020 Staffing matters – guidance and FAQs for the full opening of schools in September

This guidance aims to assist school leaders to navigate the people challenges that may come with the full opening of schools in September.

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26 August 2020 Summer 2020 examination results – Managing student/parental concerns

Following the A-Level and GCSE results being based on centre assessed grades (CAGs) and made available to students, Ofqual updated its guidance on appeals and concerns about malpractice.

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24 August 2020 Admissions Code consultation

The Department for Education (DfE) is currently consulting on a draft version of the School Admissions Code.

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24 August 2020 New year, new Academies Financial Handbook

On 1 September 2020, the latest iteration of the Academies Financial Handbook (AFH) came into force.

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19 August 2020 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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