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Education tracker

Details: Education tracker. April 16, 2021. This Local Government practice note from LexisNexis provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering key upcoming developments of interest to Education lawyers from early years foundation stage (EFYS) to further and higher education. • Education tracker.

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Mandatory off site schooling other than by statutory …

Details: Mandatory off site schooling other than by statutory exclusion. A recent High Court case considered whether schools and local authorities can mandate that a child – against the wishes of the child's parents – must attend off-site education at another school. Jonathan Auburn QC …

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Post-19 education and SEND

Details: Save for the exclusion of higher education provision, the concept of ‘education or training for those over compulsory school age’, as set out at CFA 2014, s 82(2), is very broad. Mainstream post-16 institutions provide a whole range of education and training, via numerous models of delivery, so it can be difficult to establish what is

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Post-19 education and SEND

Details: Post-19 education and SEND. LexisPSL Local Government, in partnership with Hannah Lynch of St Pauls Chambers, considers the key issues around post-19 education for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 ( CFA 2014) introduced a radical overhaul of Special Educational Needs

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Council to review alternative education policy in light …

Details: In addition, the council has agreed to review its alternative education policy and review the cases of pupils out of education between April 2019 and the start of the first national lockdown to ensure other children have not been similarly affected by the issues in this case. A spokesperson for Manchester City Council said: "We accept the

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The status of city technology colleges

Details: City technology colleges were the forerunners to academy schools, first introduced by the Education Reform Act 1988. The status of such colleges were recently considered in LH v The BRIT School, a judicial review challenge brought by a student against a decision to withdraw his sixth form place. CTCs were to focus on a particular area, and in

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Banning parents’ access to school premises

Details: Employment in Schools is the first book available to tackle the distinctive legal and practical issues surrounding employing school staff. Teachers' terms are largely imposed by legislation specific to education and the relevant processes and structure of accountability are unique.

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Wearing the veil in schools

Details: Employment in Schools is the first book available to tackle the distinctive legal and practical issues surrounding employing school staff. Teachers' terms are largely imposed by legislation specific to education and the relevant processes and structure of accountability are unique.

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Legal Aid Agency names 21 providers to panels for

Details: The Legal Aid Agency has published the list of 21 providers appointed to two panels for the delivery of civil legal aid services in education and discrimination cases. The successful firms for the contract to provide face-to-face advice in discrimination cases were: Bailey Wright & Co (Midlands & East). Bristol Law Centre (South West & Wales).

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Education Features

Details: Education tracker. This Lexis®PSL Local Government future developments tracker is intended to be used to track key upcoming developments of interest to education lawyers covering the entire spectrum of education from early years foundation stage (EFYS) to …

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Education authorities can resist requests for statement …

Details: John Roberts explains how an education authority sought to resist an appeal in the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales (‘Tribunal’). Relevant background. Child ‘A’ was a year seven pupil with a diagnosis of dyslexia and dyspraxia. Whilst she was able to access the curriculum at secondary school, she required additional

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Education tribunals and costs

Details: Education Tribunals have the power to order an education authority to fund a child’s placement at an independent school. If placement were ordered from year 3 (junior school), the cost for one pupil could be £250,000.

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Court of Appeal rules Education Secretary acted …

Details: The Education Secretary acted unlawfully by failing to consult the Children's Commissioner for England and other bodies representing the rights of children in care before introducing regulations that made a range of temporary amendments to ten statutory instruments governing the children's social care system, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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The recovery of tuition fees

Details: The recovery of tuition fees. September 24, 2021. Imogen Proud analyses the decision of the Hight Court in SS Education v CCP Graduate School Ltd to deny the recovery of tuition fees under the Education (Student Support) Regulations 2011. • What are the practical implications of this case?

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Councils face legal action over access to education …

Details: The Good Law Project is to take legal action against councils over access to education by children from low income families during the lockdown. It is expected to first take a test case against the London Borough of Southwark and if successful plans a ‘second wave’ of actions against other councils.

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lexis/education/child

Details: Under the reform introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014), statements of special educational needs (SEN) are gradually being replaced with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans for children and young people with the …

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COVID-19 changes to SEN duties

Details: The Department of Education published guidance addressing these changes on 30 April 2020 (updated on 29 May 2020), which emphasises that: it is only some aspects of the law on EHC needs assessments and plans that have changed temporarily; and where this has happened, the law has been modified, not disapplied.

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Bevan Brittan strengthens higher education team with

Details: Bevan Brittan strengthens higher education team with Soundy hire. Law firm Bevan Brittan has bolstered its higher education practice with the appointment of Rachel Soundy as a new corporate partner. Soundy, who joins from Eversheds Sutherland, will be based in Bevan Brittan’s Birmingham office. She specialises in advising education

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Maintained school wins High Court challenge over …

Details: The governing body of a primary school in Walsall has won a High Court challenge over the Secretary of State for Education’s refusal to revoke an academy order. Barristers’ chambers 11KBW, whose Joanne Clement and Leo Davidson acted for the claimant (instructed by Browne Jacobson), said it was the first successful challenge to such a refusal.

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The ESPD: what do you need to do

Details: Written by the specialist Information Law team at well-known Education Law advisors Forbes Solicitors, this book sets out practical guidance and suggestions based on experience of advising schools and colleges on their policies and practices before during and after the change to GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

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Inter-authority recoupment and special educational …

Details: Recoupment is a separate issue. Until the new regulations come into force, the current position is that the Education (Inter-authority Recoupment) Regulations 1994 provide for a local authority which is responsible for a SEN statement to recoup the costs of that statement from another local authority to which the child belongs.

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Ultra vires contracts and maintained schools in the

Details: Following a two-week trial in the Commercial Court, Foxton J has handed down a very significant judgment concerning the application of the ultra vires doctrine to contracts with public bodies, specifically the powers of education bodies to enter into finance leases. Barristers at …

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Ofsted investigating unregistered schools “with one …

Details: Increasingly, decisions that affect children’s education and care were being made by central management in large multi academy trusts, nursery operators or children’s home operators. “Decisions about the curriculum, the model of care, staffing, safeguarding and behaviour policies go to the heart of what Ofsted needs to consider through

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Tackling unregistered schools

Details: The Department for Education (DfE) guidelines outline the circumstances in which an establishment must register as a school. In England, an educational setting will be required to register as a school if it is not a school maintained by a local authority or a non-maintained special school, and provides full-time education to at least 5 children of compulsory school age, or one child in the

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Section 20 of the Children Act 1989

Details: Education tracker This Lexis®PSL Local Government future developments tracker is intended to be used to track key upcoming developments of interest to education lawyers covering the entire spectrum of education from early years foundation stage (EFYS) to further and higher education.

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School agrees £8.5k settlement to pupil excluded over …

Details: Employment in Schools is the first book available to tackle the distinctive legal and practical issues surrounding employing school staff. Teachers' terms are largely imposed by legislation specific to education and the relevant processes and structure of accountability are unique.

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Council pauses charging 16-19-year-olds for using …

Details: Employment in Schools is the first book available to tackle the distinctive legal and practical issues surrounding employing school staff. Teachers' terms are largely imposed by legislation specific to education and the relevant processes and structure of accountability are unique.

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The Legal Department of the Future

Details: The race for talent. The recruitment market for qualified local government lawyers is the tightest that it has been for years. At a time when council legal teams are busier than ever it is putting a severe strain on legal department management.

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Council to pay looked after child £10k for loss of

Details: In particular, the Ombudsman found that the council failed to ensure Mr D received a suitable education from September 2016 to July 2018 (about 17 school months). As a result, he lost the opportunity to achieve GCSEs he was capable of attaining. This was a significant injustice to Mr D, causing possible long-term disadvantage, the Ombudsman found.

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Bilingual devolved legislation, the Welsh language and

Details: The ruling means that all proposals affecting sixth form education including the establishment or closure of any school with a sixth form must be referred to the Welsh Ministers. The Court accepted that the Claimant’s interpretation was correct on the basis of the English language text. However, and of significant broader impact, the Claimant

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Academies and DfE statutory guidance

Details: ‘The Education Funding Agency ensures compliance with a funding agreement to make sure that spend is securing better outcomes for pupils. Unlike local-authority schools, academies are regulated charities—so they prepare annual financial statements that are fully audited by an independent external auditor. Academy schools are all charities

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Overage agreements and competing dispute …

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Three ways through the labyrinth of functions and

Details: Employment in Schools is the first book available to tackle the distinctive legal and practical issues surrounding employing school staff. Teachers' terms are largely imposed by legislation specific to education and the relevant processes and structure of accountability are unique.

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Looked after children and secure accommodation after …

Details: Employment in Schools is the first book available to tackle the distinctive legal and practical issues surrounding employing school staff. Teachers' terms are largely imposed by legislation specific to education and the relevant processes and structure of accountability are unique.

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Bilingual devolved legislation, the Welsh language and

Details: A recent High Court judgment deals with the mechanics of school reorganisation in Wales. However, the Court’s approach to interpretation of bilingual devolved legislation, and the importance of the Welsh language more generally, is of broader importance and interest to public law practitioners in Wales, write Owain Rhys James and Isabelle Knight.

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The Education Bill – An Overview

Details: The Education Bill seeks to implement the legislative proposals in the Schools White Paper and is wide-ranging. Anna Sweeney and Sarah Morley report on the main issues for local authorities, schools and further education institutions. The Education Bill was presented in the House of Commons on 26 January 2011 and had its second reading on 8 February.

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The Children and Social Work Act 2017

Details: The Act also enables the Secretaries of State for Education and Health to set post-qualifying improvement standards for social workers. It will be of significant interest to the profession to see how this plays out. Safeguarding. Part 1, Chapter 2 of the Act provides for a restructuring of child safeguarding oversight in England.

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Safeguarding partners: are you ready for 29 June 2019

Details: Employment in Schools is the first book available to tackle the distinctive legal and practical issues surrounding employing school staff. Teachers' terms are largely imposed by legislation specific to education and the relevant processes and structure of accountability are unique.

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Improving internal efficiency simplified

Details: Five steps to improving efficiency. The simplest framework for making process efficiencies has five steps: Define – identify the issue or problem. Measure – measure the cost and the impact. Analyse – go through the data to fully understand what it is telling you. Improve – generate, evaluate and implement solutions to the problem.

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Judge hands down ruling on children under 16, …

Details: The judge listed four of those cases to be heard together on 6 September 2021 for legal submissions and invited the Secretary of State for Education, Ofsted and the Children’s Commissioner for England and Wales to intervene on the legal question. The Secretary of State for Education and Ofsted accepted the invitation to intervene.

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Children on standalone supervision orders most likely …

Details: Employment in Schools is the first book available to tackle the distinctive legal and practical issues surrounding employing school staff. Teachers' terms are largely imposed by legislation specific to education and the relevant processes and structure of accountability are unique.

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Selling local authority legal services

Details: Employment in Schools is the first book available to tackle the distinctive legal and practical issues surrounding employing school staff. Teachers' terms are largely imposed by legislation specific to education and the relevant processes and structure of accountability are unique.

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High Court gives green light to judicial review …

Details: The Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, breached his general duty to promote the well-being of children in England. Permission was not granted on the fourth ground, relating to Parliamentary procedure and failure of the government to make time for MPs and peers to scrutinise the changes prior to them coming into force.

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Government issues guidance on how local authorities …

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Parish council in legal challenge to grant of outline

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