Children and Social Work Act | CSWA | Previously looked after children
Post on 12 Oct 2017
The Children and Social Work Act 2017 (CSWA) attracted significant media attention because it will make sex and relationship education compulsory in all schools. It was also the cause of debate within Local Government because of issues around social care.  What did not receive as much media...
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Department for Education | Schools Forums
Post on 11 Oct 2017
The Department for Education (DfE) recently published their updated guidance on schools forums, particularly aimed at local authorities and elected members of school forums. The DfE has focussed on updating two documents: the schools forum operational and good practice guide; and the schools forums...
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Post on 9 Oct 2017
It seems like a long time ago that commentators were speculating about the impact that Brexit would have on education. One of the first issues to hit the news was students being too depressed to sit their exams. Over a year later, while it is hoped that students are happier to sit their exams, not...
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Post on 29 Sep 2017
If a parent makes a complaint which alleges that there has been discrimination, it is important to carefully consider this aspect of the complaint.  Sometimes a parent may not use the word 'discrimination' or refer to the Equality Act 2010 but if they are suggesting that a child is at a...
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Post on 27 Sep 2017
Last week, the Department for Education published details of the new National Funding Formula (NFF) to be rolled out next year. The NFF, described as a fairer funding system, promises to end the 'postcode lottery' historically associated with school funding in England. The NFF proposes to base...
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Michelmores Education team | Truro High School
Post on 27 Sep 2017
Name: Dr Glenn Moodie Your current title / role: Headmaster of Truro High School Brief career background I am from New Zealand but came to the UK in 1998 to read a PhD in Classics at the University of Bristol. Along the way I accidentally became a teacher. My first post was at Clifton College and...
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Post on 25 Sep 2017
Data protection can come up when managing a complaint in different ways. The main things schools need to be aware of are freedom of information (FOI) and subject access requests (SAR). It is important that schools have policies in place that set out how these are dealt with and guidance is...
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Post on 18 Sep 2017
We are probably all familiar with the voting tokens that we get when we buy a carrier bag in a branch of Tescos. Well Tesco has just announced that its scheme (known as bags of help in case you wondered) will now be permanently open for applications from schools (amongst others). You can make an...
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Post on 15 Sep 2017
In Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth, a High Court Judge found that suspending a teacher after a safeguarding allegation was made was not a neutral act and breached the term of trust and confidence. This is an important judgment which has significant implications for schools when considering...
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Post on 15 Sep 2017
On 8 February 2017, an OFSTED report found that Durand Academy was inadequate and should be placed in special measures. Durand Academy made a claim for judicial review to strike out the report. There were two key grounds to the claim: that the report was “so strikingly at odds with the reality of...
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