Changing legal education – OUP Blog

‘Martin Partington discussed a range of careers in his podcasts yesterday. Today [20 August], he tackles how new legal issues and developments in the professional environment have in turn changed organizational structures, rules and regulations, and aspects of legal education.’

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OUP Blog, 20th August 2014

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Parents ordered to pay £23k school fees after judge throws out race claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2014 in bullying, costs, education, fees, news, racism by michael

‘Parents who refused to pay their private school fees – claiming their three sons had been been bullied and racially abused at a vegetarian school – have had their complaints thrown out by a High Court judge.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2014

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Regina (Afzaal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted July 18th, 2014 in education, immigration, judicial review, law reports, visas by tracey

Regina (Afzaal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; [2014] EWHC 2215 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 313

‘Immigration rules, made pursuant to section 3(2) of the Immigration Act 1971, specified the conditions to be attached in the case of a student clearance visa and no further administrative action to impose a condition was required. The description of the relevant entry clearance as a tier 4 general student clearance followed by the reference number of the sponsor body, and its repetition in conjunction with the other obligatory conditions, was sufficient endorsement of the condition for the purposes of the Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) Order 2000.’

WLR Daily, 9th July 2014

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Trojan Horse: Council findings to be released – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2014 in education, inquiries, Islam, news, reports, school children by tracey

‘An inquiry into 25 schools in Birmingham investigated over the alleged “Trojan Horse” plot is due to publish its findings later. Sir Ian Kershaw’s report was ordered by Birmingham City Council after claims some Muslim groups were attempting to take control of a number of schools.’

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BBC News, 18th July 2014

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Academies and FOI – Panopticon

Posted July 17th, 2014 in education, freedom of information, news, tribunals by tracey

‘The question of whether information is ‘held’ by a public authority for FOIA or EIR purposes can raise difficulties. This is especially so where the boundaries between public and private service provision are blurred: consider outsourcing, privatisation of services, public/private partnerships, joint ventures, the use of external consultants and so on. Legal separation and practical day-to-day realities can often point in different directions in terms of who holds information on whose behalf.’

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Panopticon, 16th July 2014

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Enforced Academisation – Education Law Blog

Posted July 15th, 2014 in education, news by tracey

‘A judicial review challenge to an enforced academisation has failed in R (Governing Body of the Warren Comphrehensive School) v Secretary of State for Education [2014] EWHC 2252 (Admin).’

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Education Law Blog, 14th July 2014

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Foreign students in high court bid to complete their UK courses – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2014 in education, immigration, news, universities, visas by tracey

‘Group who paid £8,500 each to study in London say they are victims of failed deal between Glyndwr University and a private college.’

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The Guardian, 8th July 2014

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Copyright for the digital age: a partial implementation of the Hargreaves review – Technology Law Update

Posted June 6th, 2014 in copyright, education, licensing, news by sally

‘This week saw the introduction of some of the UK government’s new exceptions to copyright. These are intended to bring in changes to update copyright law for the digital age, implementing the 2011 Hargreaves Review. But several of the more controversial measures have been held up in the parliamentary process and have yet to take effect.’

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Technology Law Update, 6th June 2014

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Researchers given ‘data mining’ right under new UK copyright laws – OUT-LAW.com

‘Copying content from online journals or other texts for the purposes of non-commercial research is no longer an infringement of UK copyright laws providing copiers have lawful access to that content and they, generally, make “a sufficient acknowledgement” of the original work.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd June 2014

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Watchdog to investigate private colleges’ potential misuse of millions – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in education, loans, news, select committees by sally

‘Margaret Hodge calls in audit office after Guardian reveals colleges offer access to loans for students who don’t attend.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2014

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Are international students deterred by the UK’s immigration policy? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 16th, 2014 in education, immigration, news, select committees, statistics, universities by sally

‘The Government has been called upon to rethink immigration policy and remove non-EU students from net migration figures in a report published by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee. The Committee looked specifically at the number of international students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and whether the UK’s immigration policy has any impact on these numbers. It concludes the Government is simultaneously committed to reducing net migration and attracting increasing numbers of international students, a contradiction which could be removed by excluding students from net migration figures.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 15th May 2014

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What is the legacy of the Education Act, 70 years on? – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in education, legislation, news, teachers by sally

‘Rab Butler’s 1944 reforms gave teachers autonomy but schools’ freedom today comes with strings attached’

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2014

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Are universities breaking consumer protection laws? – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in competition, consumer protection, education, inquiries, news, universities by sally

‘Institutions making last-minute changes to courses have prompted an inquiry by the competition authorities.’

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2014

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Haining v Warrington Borough Council – WLR Daily

Haining v Warrington Borough Council [2014] EWCA Civ 398; [2014] WLR (D) 152

‘When assessing whether the school the parents preferred to be named in their child’s statement of special educational needs would incur “unreasonable public expenditure” within section 9 of the Education Act 1996, a local authority was to have regard to all public expenditure by a public body, not only the expenditure incurred by that authority in discharging its education functions.’

WLR Daily, 2nd April 2014

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Student Yashika Bageerathi removed from UK as legal bid fails – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2014 in appeals, asylum, deportation, education, immigration, news by tracey

‘An A-Level student from north London has been removed from the country and is being flown back to Mauritius after a last ditch legal challenge failed.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2014

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Evolution exam questions cannot be blocked, says Ofqual – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2014 in education, examinations, news, school children by sally

‘Schools will not be allowed to screen out exam questions which contradict their religious ethos, says England’s exams watchdog.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2014

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Prison books row: justice secretary could face legal action, says lawyer – The Guardian

Posted April 1st, 2014 in education, news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

‘Campaigners fighting the Ministry of Justice over a ban on books being sent to prisoners on Monday threatened to take their battle to the courts.’

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The Guardian, 31st March 2014

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Jimmy Savile: Schools and children’s homes face investigation – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2014 in care homes, education, health, local government, news by tracey

‘Claims Jimmy Savile abused children at 21 children’s homes and schools in England must be investigated by local authorities, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2014

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Justice Minister Chris Grayling defends prisoner book rules – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2014 in education, news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

‘Justice Secretary Chris Grayling says new prison policies are not denying inmates access to books, despite criticisms from high-profile authors.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2014

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Ofsted to set out changes to school inspection – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2014 in education, news, quality assurance by sally

‘The head of Ofsted is set to outline changes to school inspections and defend the schools’ watchdog, in a speech to headteachers.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2014

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