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21 May 2021 School Admissions Code 2021 – what you need to know

The School Admissions Code 2021 (“the Code”) was recently published by the Department for Education (DfE) following a consultation exercise in summer 2020. The Code is currently subject to parliamentary approval, but it will be in force from 1 September 2021.

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6 May 2021 Gavin Williamson provides clear indication of the Government’s vision for a fully academised state school system

Gavin Williamson has a clear vision for the future of the state-funded school system and that is for every school to be part of a family of schools in a strong multi-academy trust.

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8 April 2021 Covid-19: managing contract disputes with catering suppliers

How to apply the Government guidance and other practical considerations when in a contract dispute with a supplier.

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30 March 2021 Grades without exams - FAQs

In the absence of exams, the Department for Education (DfE) and Ofqual have confirmed that the 2021 GCSE, AS and A level and vocational and technical qualification grades will be determined by centre assessment.

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17 March 2021 Covid-19 exclusions temporary changes extended

The amended guidance and Regulations extend the existing Covid changes for exclusions through to 24 September 2021. Read on for a reminder of these changes.

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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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Legal update

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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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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2 March 2021 Advocacy in Action: school places during a national pandemic

Our team of qualified barristers will be reflecting on their extensive experience at hearings before Courts and Tribunals nationwide to identify key issues and lessons for education providers, considering the issue of claims arising from school placements during Covid-19 lockdown.

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11 February 2021 Removing employees as members from 1 March 2021

As of 1 March 2021, the Academies Financial Handbook 2020 requires that no employee of an academy trust is a member of that academy trust.

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