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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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Legal update

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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Legal update

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

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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Keeping children safe during Covid-19

On 27 March the Department for Education (DfE) released new guidance to schools and academy trusts to help keep children safe, including online, during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Legal update

1 April 2020 Keeping children safe during Covid-19 – template policy

In response to new safeguarding guidance published by the Department for Education (DfE) to keep children safe, including online, during the pandemic, we are delighted to be able to share with you our template so that you can add to your existing child protection policy.

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Legal update

11 March 2020 Prevention and protection against historical abuse claims in schools

Last month the Court of Appeal awarded £1.1m to a former pupil who had been abused by a teacher in his school in the early 1980s. Dai Durbridge and Sarah Erwin-Jones explain why that figure was so high and what you need to do to protect yourself from such claims.

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Legal update

11 March 2020 Consultation opens on Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020

There are some significant changes proposed for the next version of the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, due out this September.

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Legal update

10 March 2020 Education sector accounts for 15% of data breaches

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently published the latest statistics on reported data breaches. Between November 2019 and January 2020 a total of 2,795 data breaches were reported, with just over 15% of the occurrences originating in the education sector.

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