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  • Safeguarding your school's reputation

    07 December 2016

    Our next autumn Education Conference will be held on Wednesday 7 December 2016 at Loseley Park near Guildford. This is aimed at the School’s SLT, the Governing Body and any person involved in PR/Communications and HR.…

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  • Cyber Security in Schools

    17 November 2016

    Cybersecurity is more of a threat now than ever before. Hardly a day goes by without yet another high profile organisation being in the news due to a cyber-attack: TalkTalk, Yahoo, Tesco…the list goes on.…

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  • Taxing times for the Non-Dom

    17 November 2016

    With the post Brexit budget expected on 23rd November do non-domiciled individuals have more cause for concern following last year’s announcements?…

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  • Data Protection - preparing for change

    17 November 2016

    Schools need to take note of the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2015. On that date, data protection law will change consistently in all EU states but the UK’s referendum on membership of the EU will have no short-term effect.…

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  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016

    16 November 2016

    In March this year Joanna Lada-Walicki provided an update on the draft changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education. On 5 September 2016, following consultation, the revised guidance came into force, incorporating various changes from the initial draft.…

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  • ​The joy of sexting – a new approach

    16 November 2016

    In March this year we provided an overview of the risks that children run of incurring criminal liability when creating and sharing indecent photographs of themselves via text and social media. The criminal offences were always designed to deal with criminal conduct of adults involved in child abuse. The offences did not anticipate the activities of 21st century teenagers.…

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  • Planning for fiscal stability in changing times

    16 November 2016

    “For the very first time, I have absolutely no cunning plan” tweeted Sir Tony Robinson after Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. However would he if asked, have a plan, cunning or otherwise, that the Governing Bodies of UK independent schools might follow as they face the fiscal challenges raised by Brexit? Well, maybe or maybe not. But it is still a $64,000 dollar question.…

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  • What you need to know about the changes to fundraising law

    16 November 2016

    The Kids Company story, the Olive Cooke tragedy, Daily Mail articles, parliamentary hearings. The summer of 2015 was an uncomfortable one for the wider charity sector. The dust is now beginning to settle from the whirlwind of recommendations and responses that followed the criticism of the sector’s fundraising practices. So what are the changes? Do they affect you? What do you need to do?…

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  • Segregation of schools on the grounds of gender is not discrimination

    16 November 2016

    The Administrative Court (Mr Justice Jay) was very recently asked to consider in the case of X School –v- Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, whether the segregation of pupils based on sex amounted to direct discrimination contrary to s.13 Equality Act 2010. The Court held on 8 November that it did not.…

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