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Data protection evolved: How to make sure your school is ready for GDPR
Natalie Ruane explains the steps all schools will need to take before May 2018, to comply with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation.
By Natalie Ruane on Monday 13th November 2017
Ofsted Defeated in High Court Challenge with Complaints Procedure Deemed ‘Unfair’
Natalie Ruane explains the recent High Court judgement against Ofsted, in which their complaints procedure was deemed ‘unfair’.
By Natalie Ruane on Monday 16th October 2017
Suspension – a Neutral Act?
High Court judge has recently ruled that the suspension of a qualified teacher casts a shadow of doubt over the professional’s competence and cannot be considered neutral.
By Natalie Ruane on Friday 22nd September 2017
Academy Conversion - An Insider’s View
In March 2016 Burnetts' solicitors presented “Academy Conversion – An Insider’s View” to head teachers, business managers and governors. The event took place days after the Government's announcement that all schools…
By Natalie Ruane on Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Term time holidays - prosecuting parents
Education lawyer Natalie Ruane looks at the legislation regarding taking children out of school to go on holiday during term time.
By Natalie Ruane on Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Can education and social media be friends?
Education law solicitor Natalie Ruane examines social media within education.
By Natalie Ruane on Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Breaking new ground
In 'breaking new ground' commercial property lawyer Sarah Loan discusses the ownership of the mines and minerals which may lie below the surface of a new Academy.
By Sarah Loan on Monday 21st September 2015
New governance guidelines for Academies
Education lawyer John Noctor provides a summary of the latest Academies Financial Handbook, published by the Education Funding Agency.
By John Noctor on Friday 11th September 2015
Nursery Provision and Bad Debtors
Head of debt recovery Rob Winder talks about bad debt within nurseries and provides his top tips for good credit control.
By Rob Winder on Friday 24th April 2015
The School Admissions Code 2014
Head of Employment Law and Education specialist Kuba Strycharczyk discusses the Schools Admissions Code.
By Kuba Strycharczyk on Friday 24th April 2015
Employment Law Case Update - February 2015
Burnetts' employment law solicitors look at the latest case law updates.
By Natalie Ruane on Monday 23rd February 2015