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20 May 2019 DfE to issue more guidance on Sex Education and parents rights

The DfE has recently laid its draft Regulations on Relations, Sex and Health Education before Parliament and has published accompanying draft statutory guidance.

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17 May 2019 Children and contact with parents who are domestic abusers

It was announced on 15 May 2019 that “more than 120 MPs have written to the government asking for an inquiry into how family courts in England and Wales treat victims of domestic violence.”

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16 May 2019 Home Education – A Right to Return?

One of the interesting recommendations from the Timpson Review relates to home education.

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14 May 2019 Maughan judgment: Court of Appeal confirms that the civil standard of proof applies to suicide conclusions for inquests

On 10 May 2019 The Court of Appeal handed down judgment in R (Maughan) v HM Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire.

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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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10 May 2019 Alternative Provision to be a ‘first resort’

The ‘Timpson Review of School Exclusion’ noted the significant variation in the availability and quality of alternative provision (AP) across the country.

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9 May 2019 What are you doing for Mental Health Week?

The timing is poignant for schools particularly as it coincides with exam season and the additional stresses that this brings.

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8 May 2019 Timpson Review – off-rolling to grind to a halt?


There has long been a concern regarding pupils being ‘off-rolled’ – an exclusion in all but name, when done for the wrong reasons or without due cause. These pupils are then without access to the formal safeguards that the exclusion process affords them e.g. provision education after exclusion.

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7 May 2019 New exclusions guidance expected following Timpson Review

The long-awaited review on exclusions undertaken by Edward Timpson has been published.

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3 May 2019 Next steps for SEN funding

The Secretary of State for Education is reportedly announcing a call for evidence on the issue of SEN funding today.

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