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  • GDPR Training

    09 March 2018

    We continue to travel the length and breadth of the country, working with BSA, IAPS and other associations and groups of independent schools, speaking about the practical implications of GDPR and the impact it will have on schools’ documentation, procedures and communication with staff, parents, pupils and alumni after 25 May. …

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  • The Charity Commission's New Automatic Disqualification Powers

    08 March 2018

    The government has published updated guidance setting out how the new automatic disqualification rules (which come into effect from 1 August 2018) will restrict who can run charities and how disqualified individuals may apply for waivers in limited circumstances (view). The changes are part of the phased implementation of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016.…

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  • Update to "Searching, Screening and Confiscation" Guidance

    27 February 2018

    On 18 January 2018, the Department for Education (DfE) updated the searching, screening and confiscation guidance for headteachers, school staff and governing bodies. This statutory guidance sets out the power schools have when searching pupils, both with or without consent, and their right to confiscate items found during the searches.…

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  • Spring 2018 Update for Schools

    27 February 2018

    Welcome to the Spring 2018 Update for Schools. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date.…

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  • Evolution, Not Revolution

    27 February 2018

    “Evolution, not revolution” is the mantra that the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has been chanting for some time now, as their euphemistic summary of the change the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will bring about.…

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  • Keeping Children Safe in Education - Consultation

    27 February 2018

    On 14 December 2017, the Department for Education (DfE) launched a consultation on the proposed changes to “Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE)”. Many of the proposed changes are in response to requests from schools, seeking further clarification, and some are technical. The DfE also asked for views on a new advice document covering sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges. The consultation closed on 22 February 2018.…

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  • Autumn 2017 Update for Schools

    08 November 2017

    Welcome to the Autumn 2017 Update for Schools. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date.…

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  • GDPR - Further Update

    02 November 2017

    Following on from our Summer Update, concrete preparations for compliance with 2018’s new data protection regime are now under way for most schools. The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) becomes law with direct effect on 25 May 2018 and the Government has made clear that implementation will be unaffected by the Brexit process. With the recent introduction of the Government’s Data Protection Bill on 13 September 2017, the compliance requirements for schools are starting to become clearer.…

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  • Gender Segregation in Schools

    02 November 2017

    A recent decision of the Court of Appeal has attracted headlines in the education sector by banning a form of gender segregation in schools. In the case involving Al-Hijrah School, an Islamic faith school in Birmingham, the Court had to consider whether a policy of segregating boys and girls in a mixed school was direct discrimination.…

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