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6 May 2021 Gavin Williamson provides clear indication of the Government’s vision for a fully academised state school system

Gavin Williamson has a clear vision for the future of the state-funded school system and that is for every school to be part of a family of schools in a strong multi-academy trust.

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Legal update

17 March 2021 Covid-19 exclusions temporary changes extended

The amended guidance and Regulations extend the existing Covid changes for exclusions through to 24 September 2021. Read on for a reminder of these changes.

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Legal update

16 March 2021 Covid’s costly impact on school attendance – March 2021 update

From 8 March 2021 attendance at school is once again mandatory - we look at the updates to the attendance guidance for schools.

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Legal update

5 March 2021 Back to School: HR and employment FAQs, March 2021

Despite the national vaccination rollout going to plan it is understandable that many school staff will be feeling hesitant about next week’s almost full return to the school site. We have put together FAQs to assist with your ongoing support and management of your employees.

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Rising to the challenge: Digital transformation in schools - Part 2

Catch up for part 2 of our education training videos, exploring the role of digital transformation on our education system.

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22 February 2021 Safer recruitment update for schools and academy trusts

DBS filtering rules and a tweak to the KCSiE guidance means that you now need to make some changes to your recruitment and selection policies and processes.

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11 February 2021 Removing employees as members from 1 March 2021

As of 1 March 2021, the Academies Financial Handbook 2020 requires that no employee of an academy trust is a member of that academy trust.

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Evidencing compliance and how to get it right

This on-demand training video sets out the expectations of OFSTED, the ICO and the HSE, and cover how to evidence staff training and development throughout the year.

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20 January 2021 Insolvency and directors’ duties

We have seen an increase in our education clients seeking advice around potential insolvency, therefore we thought it would help to highlight our previous podcast, which outlines some prudent steps that trustees should be taking to minimise their risk of being personally liable in an insolvency situation.

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18 January 2021 School not responsible for pupil attack on teaching assistant: council’s successful appeal a reminder that failure in written risk assessment not fatal - causation is key

Over five years after the event, and following a protracted legal process, Norfolk County Council have successfully appealed a finding of negligence against them.

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