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20 January 2021 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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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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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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15 January 2021 New year, new approach – getting compliance right

Compliance is a broad term and covers the three Ps – paper, people and practice. Be it safeguarding, GDPR or health and safety, there is a direct link between high-quality, outcomes-focused training and the impact on staff and children in your setting and to help you get it right, here are my eight tips for excellent compliance training.

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14 January 2021 Department for Education (DfE) guidance on educational provision during lockdown

The government decision on lockdown and the subsequent Department for Education (DfE) guidance vulnerable children and the children of critical workers and actions for schools to take during lockdown.

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13 January 2021 Can we limit the number of vulnerable and/or critical-worker children we have in school during lockdown?

On Friday 8 January, the Department for Education’s (DfE) updated its guidance slightly to explain that where a child can remain at home rather than attend school, they should.

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12 January 2021 Exams and assessments: what we know so far

The government has issued updated guidance for schools during the 2021 national lockdown. Find out more here.

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11 January 2021 When Covid-19 ‘trips’ up your school’s travel plans

Throughout 2020, journalists and politicians stressed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on holiday and travel plans for individuals and households. However, the pandemic has also affected countless school trips, giving rise to legal issues such as schools’ financial exposure to cancellation fees and deposit refunds.

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