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24 May 2018 The Data Protection Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018

Only limited sections of the Act will take effect immediately. Our blog provides a summary of the key information you need to be aware of now.

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31 August 2017 School admission appeals numbers remain high

DfE admissions statistics for 2016-17 show that over 60,000 appeals were lodged by parents with fewer than 10,000 succeeding.

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22 June 2017 What now for Prevent?

There has long been concern that the prevent strategy focused the mind - intentionally or otherwise - on the threat of Islamic radicalisation. Given recent events will this now change?

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14 June 2017 What can we expect for Education from the new alliance between the Conservative and Democratic Unionist parties?

Following the re-election of a minority Conservative Government, Theresa May has set about forming her Cabinet. Following the reshuffle Justine Greening has been reappointed as the Secretary of State for Education.

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2 June 2016 Term time holidays – what now?

The decision in Platt v Isle of Wight makes one thing clear: the law in this area lacks any clarity.

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19 January 2016 159 teacher-pupil relationships investigated by the NCTL

Over half of the 230 investigations against teachers that advanced to National College for Teaching & Leadership panel stage involved allegations relating to sexual activity, inappropriate relationships or general inappropriate behaviour.

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22 December 2015 Keeping children safe increases Prevent focus

A draft update to keeping children safe in education is out for consultation with a view to being in force for September 2016. The changes are minor, but the intention of the Government is clear…

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23 November 2015 Survey identifies Prevent duty worries

Senior education leaders have expressed concern about the Prevent duty, particularly around training and multi-agency working.

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15 July 2015 Extremism remains in the spotlight

If we weren’t already convinced that preventing extremism and radicalisation was high on the education agenda, Sir Michael Wilshaw’s comments about pupils disappearing from school registers and schools being soon expected to collect more information is further evidence.

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16 June 2015 Morgan's focus on mobile phones

Classroom behaviour and ‘low-level disruption’ is high on Nicky Morgan’s agenda with the Telegraph reporting that 38 teaching days are lost every year as a result.

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