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6 May 2021 Gavin Williamson provides clear indication of the Government’s vision for a fully academised state school system

Gavin Williamson has a clear vision for the future of the state-funded school system and that is for every school to be part of a family of schools in a strong multi-academy trust.

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5 May 2021 Extending Covid-19 support – how to avoid the pitfalls

Throughout the pandemic, many businesses have made good use of the HMRC-administered Covid-19 relief schemes. Such support has helped them survive the difficult economic conditions and manage staffing and revenue issues as a result of the strict lockdown rules.

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Grades without exams: getting equality duties right

In the second of our three-part ‘Grades without Exams’ series, we explored the equality issues arising from the process for determining grades without exams in summer 2021.

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28 April 2021 be connected newsletter for higher education - April 2021

In this edition of our higher education newsletter, we provide you with the latest in legal updates, news and insight from the higher education sector.

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20 April 2021 Responding to supplier administrations

Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial pressure that many companies are currently under may prove insurmountable. The financial support schemes cannot go on indefinitely and, when they are removed, it is likely that we will see the number of insolvencies increase.

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19 April 2021 Gradings without exams – arrangements for the Class of 2021

Assessment arrangements for those due to finish their level 3 studies in 2021 are being finalised at present, to create a system that is deemed to be as fair as possible and to avoid a situation where the grades are felt not to reflect the students’ capabilities and efforts.

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19 April 2021 Keeping your spinouts spinning

Spinouts raise over £1bn a year with the most recent trends being in the pharmaceutical and artificial intelligence sectors. But what makes for a successful spinout?

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19 April 2021 Risk management in digital transformation for universities

In the past year, the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in the higher education sector, with the majority now anticipating that a hybrid learning model blending digital and in-person teaching methods remain the norm.

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19 April 2021 Remote learning and managing its accidental impact on energy contracts

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced higher education institutions (HEIs) to move almost exclusively to remote learning for large periods of the last year. However, longer term, HEIs will no doubt be looking at the benefits of continuing with remote learning and/or a hybrid of in-person and remote learning.

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14 April 2021 Future-proofing your Centre Policy

Exams centres, including schools, have between 12 and 30 April 2021 to develop and submit their Centre Policy. This policy will set out the centre’s approach to assessment and quality assurance during this summer’s teacher assessed grading (TAGs) process.

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