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28 July 2022 New Guidance on Behaviour in Schools: What has changed?

This month the Department for Education (“DfE”) released new guidance on behaviour in schools which has substantial changes from the previous guidance from 2016.

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15 July 2022 New statutory guidance on school suspensions and exclusions now published

New statutory guidance on school exclusions has now been published, along with new Behaviour in Schools Guidance. The new guidance incorporates changes recommended in Edward Timpson’s May 2019 report on school exclusions. The new guidance will apply to any exclusion or suspension decisions taken from 1 September 2022.

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16 June 2022 Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022: Online searches for shortlisted candidates

The two biggest changes in the new safeguarding guidance revolve around sourcing high quality governor and trustee training and the new requirement to carry out online searches for shortlisted candidates. This article focuses on how and when to carry out online searches. In the coming week we will follow up with everything you need to consider when sourcing high quality governor or trustee training.

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1 June 2022 Judicial Review of school exclusion reconsideration dismissed on all grounds

The recent case of R (on the application of A Parent) v Governing Body of XYZ School [2022] EWHC 1146 (Admin) provides some welcome and reassuring guidance to governing boards on the exclusion reconsideration process.

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School exclusions and suspensions update

Watch our on-demand webinar as we explain the proposed changes and help you understand how they’ll affect you and your school.

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8 February 2022 National consultation on exclusions underway

The draft exclusions guidance does not make any changes to the overall structure of exclusions – the three main stages of headteacher decision, governing board review and, for permanent exclusions, independent panel review remain in place.

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16 November 2021 Responding to the impact of TikTok on your school community

Attacks by students on their teachers and their schools through the medium of TikTok is causing considerable distress and anger for teachers and leaders. Is there anything that can be done legally?

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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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7 July 2021 A policy in the sun

As we approach the end of a particularly turbulent academic year, finding the time, energy and buy-in to review school policies may seem less likely than finding a holiday cottage in Cornwall for mid-August.

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2 July 2021 be connected newsletter for education - July 2021

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

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