Judge allows Oxford graduate’s £1m high court battle to proceed – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2016 in education, news, striking out, time limits, universities by sally

‘A graduate has won a round in his £1m legal battle over his failure to get a first from Oxford University.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2016

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Is gender segregation in education discriminatory? – Cloisters

Posted December 1st, 2016 in education, gender, news, school children, sex discrimination by sally

‘Rachel Barrett and Chris Milsom discuss the recent case of Interim Executive Board of X School v Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills [2016] EWHC 2813 (Admin) in this blog.’

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Cloisters, 10th November 2016

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Ofsted wrong to penalise Islamic school over gender segregation, court rules – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2016 in education, Islam, news, reports, school children, sex discrimination by sally

‘A high court judge has ruled that Ofsted inspectors were wrong to penalise an Islamic faith school because of their “erroneous” view that segregation of boys and girls amounted to unlawful discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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Lawyer rebuked for gloating at ‘win’ over parents seeking special needs support – The Guardian

‘he lawyer who sent a series of tweets gloating at a tribunal victory over parents who were trying to get specialist support for an autistic child has been given an official rebuke by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2016

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Legal challenge for IHAT Iraq abuse troops ‘hung out to dry’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2016 in armed forces, education, government departments, news by sally

‘The Ministry of Defence’s failure to train troops to handle Iraqi captives led to veterans being “hung out to dry” over alleged abuses, a law firm has said as troops began a legal challenge over their treatment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2016

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Education bill scrapped after series of reversals – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2016 in bills, education, news by sally

‘The government has said it is dropping the education bill unveiled in this year’s Queen’s speech, abandoning several proposals that had proved to be unpopular. However, it said it would press ahead with plans for more grammar schools.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2016

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Stop and search: Police training aims to raise standards – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2016 in education, news, police, race discrimination, racism, stop and search by sally

‘New standards and training for police officers using stop and search are to be rolled out across England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 27th October 2016

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Council wins appeal over commercial interests exemption and schools services – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2016 in education, freedom of information, local government, news, pensions by sally

‘A borough council has won an appeal in the First-tier Tribunal against a decision notice of the Information Commissioner requiring disclosure of information relating to payroll and pension services provided by the authority to schools.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th October 2016

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Why the Higher Education and Research Bill must be amended – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2016 in bills, education, news, universities by sally

‘The Higher Education and Research Bill has to be amended before it undermines the autonomy and vitality of our universities and the UK research base.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2016

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Vulnerable children left at risk by ‘horrifying’ state of social services, government watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2016 in children, education, local government, news, reports, social services by tracey

‘Vulnerable children are being left at risk of harm due to the dire state of social services, a report from the Government’s spending watchdog has found.’

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The Independent, 11th October 2016

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Safeguarding education (Pt 1) – New Law Journal

Posted September 28th, 2016 in education, inquiries, judicial review, legal aid, news by sally

‘In the first of a special series of articles, John Ford shares his concerns about the future of the education system.’

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New Law Journal, 15th September 2016

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Education Law Changes And How Human Rights Can Keep The Government In Check – RightsInfo

Posted September 27th, 2016 in education, equality, fees, human rights, news, universities by sally

‘The new Secretary of State for Education has recently announced a new government proposal to abolish the ban on opening new grammar schools. This proposal could ultimately be ultimately be challenged in the courts. How could the government make sure it is complying with its human rights obligations in future proposals?’

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RightsInfo, 14th September 2016

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Theresa May to end ban on new grammar schools – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 9th, 2016 in education, news, parliament, school admissions, school children by tracey

‘Theresa May will set aside decades of cross-party consensus in education policy by ending the ban on the creation of new grammar schools and attempt to head off critics by proposing measures intended to prevent poorer children losing out.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th September 2016

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Why a Tribunal has mis-applied human rights law in closing an independent religious school – Education Blog

Posted August 26th, 2016 in education, human rights, Islam, news, proportionality by sally

‘In a very recent appeal against a decision to deregister a school whose curriculum centred around the Muslim faith, the First Tier Tribunal has attempted to apply Article 9. It appears, however, to have got it wrong.’

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Education Blog, 25th August 2016

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High Court quashes school closure decision over consultation flaws – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 18th, 2016 in consultations, education, local government, news, Wales by tracey

‘Denbighshire County Council mishandled its consultation on closing a Welsh language school, the High Court has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th August 2016

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Father sues £28k-a-year boarding school after son passes just one GCSE exam – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 18th, 2016 in education, examinations, news by tracey

‘A father is suing a private school for the £125,000 he paid for his son’s education after the teenager left with just one GCSE.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th August 2016

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Threefold rise in number of sex offences in schools reported to police – The Guardian

‘The number of sex offences in schools reported to police has almost trebled in four years, a study has shown.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2016

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Rise in child sexual abuse cases threatens other policing, warns chair of commissioners – The Guardian

‘Police struggling to cope with a huge escalation in the number of child sexual exploitation cases fear it “may grow to threaten other aspects of effective policing”, the new chair of police commissioners has warned.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2016

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Part 1: the Prevent Duty for Universities – Cloisters

‘In this article I deal with the basics of the legal framework for the Prevent Duty. The simplest way of thinking about the Prevent Duty is visualisation. Imagining that you are the character at which Dirty Harry is pointing his gun in that film while uttering the words: “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “do I feel lucky?”… Well do you punk?” The government has attempted to shift the publicity and legal risks from itself to the universities by use of the Prevent Duty. On the face of it universities have a dilemma: how to have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism, whilst taking all reasonably practicable steps to ensure free speech and academic freedom.’

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Cloisters, 26th July 2016

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Police watchdog to investigate response to hate crime reports – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2016 in complaints, education, hate crime, news, police by sally

‘Police watchdogs will assess the response to hate crime following a surge in reported incidents after the EU referendum.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2016

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