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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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8 January 2021 Further data protection considerations during Covid-19

As the current situation around Covid-19 is evolving and new measures are constantly being implemented by Government, we considered that a summary of considerations for education settings would be of assistance.

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3 December 2020 Are you ready for Brexit: Immigration update for schools and academy trusts

On 31 December 2020 the Brexit transition period will come to an end. This will end the free movement of EU, EEA and Swiss nationals to live, work and study in the UK without prior permission.

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3 December 2020 be connected newsletter for education - December 2020

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

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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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