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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Female genital mutilation law must be toughened, UK’s top police officers say – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2014 in education, female genital mutilation, legislation, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Britain’s senior police officers have called for tighter laws to increase the likelihood of prosecution of those who carry out female genital mutilation (FGM) and of the parents who let it happen to their daughters.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2014

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Education Law for Local Authorities in the Age of Academies – 11 KBW

‘Local authorities no longer run many of our publicly funded schools in England but still have plenty to occupy them in the education field. They have a role in the setting up of new academies. They still run their maintained community schools. In Wales, they remain the Welsh government’s preferred providers of state education. They have intervention powers and can suspend a school’s delegated budget.’

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11 KBW, 24th February 2014

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Staff restructuring and efficiency savings – Education Law Blog

‘In Hazel and Huggins v Manchester College [2014] EWCA Civ 72 the Court of Appeal has dismissed the College’s appeal against a majority Employment Tribunal decision that the dismissals of two lecturers at HMP Elmley in Kent, Mrs Hazel and Mrs Huggins (“H&H”) were not for an “economic technical or organisational” (ETO) reason that entailed a change in the workforce, but were because they refused to agree to new, reduced terms, and this was connected to a TUPE transfer, making their dismissals automatically unfair.’

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Education Law Blog, 7th February 2014

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Failures to intervene pinpointed in case of murdered four-year-old Daniel Pelka – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2014 in children, education, health, news, reports, social services by sally

‘Delays in information being shared by agencies, staffing problems and insufficient training led to failures to intervene in the case of a four-year-old boy beaten to death by his mother and stepfather, a report has found.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2014

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Stewart and Natasha Sutherland fined for term-time holiday – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2014 in costs, crime, education, fines, news, school children by tracey

‘A couple who took their children on a week-long holiday during school term time have been ordered by magistrates to pay £1,000 in costs and fines.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2014

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Children: Private Law Update (December 2013) – Family Law Week

Posted December 19th, 2013 in appeals, children, domestic violence, education, names, news, parental responsibility by tracey

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings considers a wide range of children private law issues which have recently come before the courts.’

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Family Law Week, 18th December 2013

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College of Policing review tries to prevent deaths in custody – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2013 in death in custody, education, mental health, news, police, race discrimination, restraint by sally

‘The College of Policing is reviewing its training to try to prevent more people dying in police custody in England and Wales, the BBC has learned.;

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BBC News, 17th December 2013

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Official watchdog says university sex segregation plans ‘not permissible’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 13th, 2013 in education, equality, human rights, Islam, news, sex discrimination, universities by sally

‘Exclusive: The Equality and Human Rights Commission steps into the row over controversial guidelines which said gender segregation on campus should be allowed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th December 2013

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Update – exclusions; LA interventions; missing education; and there’s no such thing as a free lunch… – Education Law Blog

‘This post picks up on two recent education cases, the Ofsted report on children missing education and funding arrangements for free school meals.’

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Education Law Blog, 9th December 2013

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Pokhriyal v Secretary of State for the Home Department Hussain v Same – WLR Daily

Pokhriyal v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Hussain v Same [2013] EWCA Civ 1568; [2013] WLR (D) 471

‘Paragraph 120B of Appendix A to the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules did not require that an academic institution accepting students from abroad for continuing studies under the points based system should expressly state that a proposed course constituted academic progress. The mere issue of a certificate of acceptance for studies constituted an assertion to that effect.’

WLR Daily, 5th December 2013

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Young people to be allowed to remain in foster care until age 21 – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2013 in budgets, education, fostering, local government, news, pilot schemes, young persons by sally

‘Children and young people brought up by foster carers in England will be allowed to remain with families until they are 21 if they choose to under a new legal duty for councils, ministers will announce on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2013

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Council wins High Court battle in first test of school intervention powers – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 2nd, 2013 in education, local government, news, standards by sally

‘A city council has won a High Court battle with a governing body in the first case to consider the application of an authority’s intervention powers under s. 60 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd December 2013

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Court of Appeal awards council 50% of costs in youth cuts case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 27th, 2013 in appeals, budgets, costs, education, local government, news, young persons by tracey

‘A council has been told it can recover half of its legal costs in a case where the Court of Appeal ruled that a 70% cut to youth services was unlawful but refused to grant relief to the claimant.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th November 2013

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