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back to school – preparing for a potential phased reopening of schools

19 May 2020

This webinar is now available on-demand.

Schools in England have been closed other than to the children of key workers and children who are classified as vulnerable since 20th March as part of the management of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the government has now announced that primary schools in England may be able to begin a phased reopening for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from 1st June at the earliest. Furthermore, the government’s stated ambition is for all primary school children to return to school before the summer for a month if feasible.

In this webinar Browne Jacobson’s Head of Education, Mark Blois will discuss the implications of this development and explore some of the immediate issues’ schools are likely to experience with colleagues Stephanie McGarry, Julia Green, Ian Deakin and Emma Hughes. In particular, this webinar will focus on the most important considerations around:

  • health and safety in school
  • staff resourcing and employer obligations
  • parental expectations and concerns

The webinar will also see the launch of Browne Jacobson’s ‘Back to School’ resource pack.

Please click below to see this webinar on-demand, with links shared on our website and LinkedIn page.

on demand education webinar

our speakers

Mark Blois

Mark Blois

Partner and Head of Education

Mark Blois specialises in advice to schools, colleges, and local authorities on the full range of legal issues, both contentious and non-contentious including changes of category, re-organisations, governance, commercial arrangements, special educational needs, disability discrimination, admissions, exclusions and safeguarding.

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Julia Green

Julia Green

Partner

Julia specialises in education law advice to schools, academies and colleges including statutory conversions of all types and property issues ranging from easements to development agreements.

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Ian Deakin

Ian Deakin

Senior Associate

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Emma Hughes

Emma Hughes

Head of HR Services

Emma is the Head of HR Services and manages the team responsible for providing HR consultancy services to a range of clients across multiple sectors.

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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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