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Back to school – keeping you informed

14 August 2020

Please note: the information contained in this legal update is correct as of the original date of publication.

With conversations continuing and advice plentiful on how you can best protect your pupils and staff, our team of HR and legal specialists are on hand to help you stay informed, and provide you with the most up to date advice to enable you to continue to deliver educational excellence.

Steph McGarry discusses essential health and safety aspects, including the importance of good hygiene and cleanliness practices and creating socially distanced bubbles.


Employment specialist Ian Deakin reiterates the importance of good communications and listening to your staff

Our speakers

Stephanie Coates

Stephanie McGarry

Partner

Stephanie specialises in regulatory law with a particular focus on the issues affecting the education sector. Stephanie advises on policy drafting ranging from consumer protection to mental health and wellbeing.

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On 17 September 2021, the High Court handed down judgment in the case that covers some important points in relation to directing pupils off-site and is one of the few cases that covers the powers of schools to do so.

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be connected newsletter for education - September 2021

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

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

Mark Blois

Mark Blois

Partner and Head of Education

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