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7 December 2021 The DfE’s draft education and sustainability strategy: for schools

We consider each of the ‘action areas’ of the draft strategy & what it might mean for schools & academies.

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30 November 2021 School Uniform – a high street takeover?

What schools need to know about the DfE guidance which requires school uniforms to be affordable for all.

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24 November 2021 Recovering School Fees? Don’t forget about the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

Schools will need to comply with the requirements of the PAPDC or potentially face financial consequences. This article provides an overview of the PAPDC and explains how it applies to schools.

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30 September 2021 Mandatory directing off-site

On 17 September 2021, the High Court handed down judgment in the case that covers some important points in relation to directing pupils off-site and is one of the few cases that covers the powers of schools to do so.

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21 September 2021 Covid 19 – changes to arrangements for admission appeals and exclusion reviews

The Department for Education (DfE) has recently published further regulations to amend the operation of admission appeals and exclusion reviews given the ongoing concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic.

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17 September 2021 be connected newsletter for education - September 2021

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

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Information Tribunal supports school’s position to refuse an FOI request for assessment data of other students

Following the awarding of qualifications based on determinations made by staff at examination centres over the past two years during the Coronavirus pandemic, a number of students and their parents have sought to challenge the awards.

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14 September 2021 Bill introduced to Parliament to enable Ofsted to have powers to inspect MATs

A former teacher and MP on the current Commons Education Select Committee, Jonathan Gullis, has introduced a bill to give Ofsted the power to inspect Multi Academy Trusts (MATs).

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13 September 2021 Teacher assessed grades (TAGs) and proposed changes to assessment in 2022

During the summer break, students were issued with their final teacher assessed grades (TAGs) in GCSE, AS, A Level and other qualifications, with the vast majority achieving exceptional grades.

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Guide

Forming or Joining a Group of Schools: staying in control of your school’s destiny

Browne Jacobson has again been delighted to work in partnership with the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and the National Governance Association (NGA).

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