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26 May 2021 Avoiding grade challenges on ‘unconscious bias’

A system based on teacher assessed grades, rather than external exams, was inevitably going to give rise to speculation about bias and objectivity in teacher assessment and grading decisions. Schools can prepare now for these kinds of challenges by ensuring that they have clear written evidence readily available.

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4 January 2021 School opening FAQ – 4 January 2021

Our FAQ has been put together to assist you in decision-making on school opening.

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13 May 2019 Timpson Review - managed moves

One area addressed by the Timpson review of exclusions published this week was 'managed moves'.

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12 March 2019 Extension to exemption from Tier 2 visa salary threshold for STEM and Mandarin teachers

The Government has announced that the current exemption from the £30,000 minimum salary threshold for Tier 2 (General) sponsored workers in a number of public service professions has been extended.

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8 March 2019 Could suspension of an employee pending an investigation amount to a breach of their employment contract?

The Court of Appeal recently provided authoritative guidance on disciplinary suspensions including on whether the suspension of an employee facing serious allegations, pending an investigation, could amount to a repudiation of their employment contract.

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16 March 2018 Relationship between head teacher and criminal offender raises safeguarding concerns

Is a head teacher obliged to notify her employer of an existing personal, but non sexual, relationship with an individual who had recently been convicted of making indecent images of children?

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20 February 2018 Is a lack of good religious education putting pupils at risk

Government data reveals that initial teacher training places in England for Religious Education are below target.

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10 November 2017 New Supreme Court dishonesty test applied in Regulation

A teacher was found guilty of all charges including dishonesty before a professional discipline tribunal in a decision handed down on 8 November 2017. The Panel were satisfied that the new test of dishonesty as provided for by the Supreme Court in Ivey v Genting Casinos [2017] UKSC 67 should be applied.

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10 August 2017 School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document 2017 released - time to review your approach?

Today, the Department for Education has issued this year's School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document, what does it mean?

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11 July 2017 1% cap a missed opportunity?

If trends in recruitment and retention continue, the pay framework for school teachers may need to be increased beyond the 1% cap.

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