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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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  • 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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  • Term-time Truants

    17 August 2016

    In a recent High Court case it was held that a father who took his daughter out of school for an unauthorised term-time holiday did not have to pay a fine of £120 which the Isle of Wight Council sought to enforce against him.…

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  • Spring 2016 Update for Schools

    10 March 2016

    Welcome to the Spring 2016 Update for Schools. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date. …

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  • The joy of ‘sexting’?

    07 March 2016

    A startlingly high percentage of teenagers claim to have received indecent images via text or social media. This phenomenon has increased in recent years due to the increase in smartphone technology and teenage smartphone ownership.…

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  • How is your school faring after the recession?

    07 March 2016

    The answer to this question varies significantly among independent schools across the country and there are usually substantial differences in the relative health and confidence of schools within any local cluster of schools. …

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