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Legal update

1 April 2021 Everyone’s Invited – Ofsted to review safeguarding policies

Ofsted has announced that it will begin an immediate review of school safeguarding policies. It is now time that you take steps to ensure your policies and procedures are up to date.

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30 March 2021 ‘Everyone’s Invited’ - managing reports of child-on-child assault and harassment

The ‘Everyone’s Invited’ movement has over 9,000 testimonies on its website and, whilst it has recently taken the step to anonymise everything on the platform, a number of schools have been named.

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22 February 2021 Safer recruitment update for schools and academy trusts

DBS filtering rules and a tweak to the KCSiE guidance means that you now need to make some changes to your recruitment and selection policies and processes.

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Evidencing compliance and how to get it right

This on-demand training video sets out the expectations of OFSTED, the ICO and the HSE, and cover how to evidence staff training and development throughout the year.

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15 January 2021 New year, new approach – getting compliance right

Compliance is a broad term and covers the three Ps – paper, people and practice. Be it safeguarding, GDPR or health and safety, there is a direct link between high-quality, outcomes-focused training and the impact on staff and children in your setting and to help you get it right, here are my eight tips for excellent compliance training.

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Exam results 2020 – student access to centre assessed grades and rankings

In this on demand webinar, data protection in schools expert Dai Durbridge provides clarity on the issue.

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Keeping children safe 2020 – managing allegations and agency staff

Our leading HR and safeguarding experts Emma Hughes and Dai Durbridge will provide you with all the information you need in order to meet your statutory obligations in the on-demand recording.

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18 June 2020 Keeping children safe 2020

The new guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education, has just been published. Our education team summarises the guidance and suggests your next steps to effectively implement the changes in your school or Trust.

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12 June 2020 Dealing with requests for information relating to subject grading

This year, schools are required to assess the grades students would have been likely to have achieved in their GCSE, AS and A level exams. As not all schools are fully open, we have set out guidance on both Freedom of Information, and Subject Access Requests in case you receive either or both types of requests over the next few months.

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Admission appeals - conducting hearings during COVID-19

Strict social distancing measures mean that all admission authorities must adapt their processes to ensure that families who submit an appeal are not disadvantaged and are able to have their appeal heard by an independent panel in a fair and transparent manner.

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