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Legal update

1 April 2021 Everyone’s Invited – Ofsted to review safeguarding policies

Ofsted has announced that it will begin an immediate review of school safeguarding policies. It is now time that you take steps to ensure your policies and procedures are up to date.

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30 March 2021 ‘Everyone’s Invited’ - managing reports of child-on-child assault and harassment

The ‘Everyone’s Invited’ movement has over 9,000 testimonies on its website and, whilst it has recently taken the step to anonymise everything on the platform, a number of schools have been named.

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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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3 March 2021 be connected newsletter for education - March 2021

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

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Legal update

2 March 2021 Advice for secondary schools on wearing face coverings

The latest guidance from the Department for Education (DfE), March 2021, recommends that staff, pupils and students in year 7 and above should wear face coverings.

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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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Legal update

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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3 December 2020 Covid’s costly impact on school attendance

From the start of the autumn term it has been a national priority to keep education settings open full-time. Attendance numbers have suffered during the pandemic (particularly amongst 11 to 18-year olds) and pupil numbers are at their lowest since re-opening.

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