Term-time holiday legal battle has cost taxpayers almost £140,000 so far – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in costs, education, fines, government departments, holidays, news, school children by tracey

‘The government spent almost £140,000 of taxpayers’ money on a prolonged legal battle against a father who took his daughter out of school for a holiday during term-time, according to new figures.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

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Delegation – Education Law Blog

Posted June 20th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, education, news, universities by sally

‘Section 125 of the Education Reform Act 1988 provides that any institution conducted by a higher education corporation shall be conducted in accordance with Articles of Government. The Articles must make provision with respect to specified matters. They may make provision with respect to other matters. These other matters include procedures for the appointment, promotion, suspension and dismissal of staff.’

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Education Blog, 19th June 2017

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UK child abuse inquiry: three Catholic schools ‘should form case study’ – The Guardian

‘Three prominent Benedictine boarding schools – Ampleforth, Downside and Worth – should be examined as a combined case study for the UK child sex abuse investigation into the Catholic church, a preliminary hearing has been told.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2017

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Parental Disputes, Religious Differences and the Welfare of the Children – Family Law Week

Posted June 2nd, 2017 in children, education, families, Judaism, news, transsexuals by sally

‘Alex Verdan QC, Sam King and Ruth Kirby, all of 4 Paper Buildings, consider recent judgments in cases involving parental disputes resulting from one parent deciding to depart life in an Hassidic community.’

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Family Law Week, 30th May 2017

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Baby deaths linked to lack of basic midwife training – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 22nd, 2017 in birth, children, education, midwives, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Babies are dying and being put at risk of major brain injury because it is “commonplace” for British midwives to qualify without training in use of basic equipment, a senior coroner has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2017

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National Union of Teachers eyes legal action over expansion of selective education – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 18th, 2017 in education, news, teachers, trade unions by sally

‘The National Union of Teachers has threatened legal action against the Department for Education over its proposals to expand selective education.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th April 2017

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Legal threat over ‘back door’ grammar school streams – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2017 in education, news, teachers, trade unions by sally

‘Legal action to prevent grammar schools expanding by the back door in England is being threatened by a teachers’ union.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2017

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Violence soars by 76% at Government’s flagship prison that models itself on academy schools – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2017 in education, news, prisons, rehabilitation, reports by sally

‘Violent incidents have soared by 76 per cent in one of the government’s flagship ‘reform prisons’, which were designed to reduce violence and place a greater emphasis on education and rehabilitation.’

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The Independent, 17th April 2017

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Shanay Walker abuse death: School and care workers criticised – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2017 in child abuse, child cruelty, education, news, social services by sally

‘Teachers and social care staff did not show enough “professional curiosity” in a girl who died after years of abuse by her aunt, a serious case review said.’

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BBC News, 13th April 2017

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Supreme court upholds ban on term-time holidays – The Guardian

‘The ban on parents taking their children out of school for family holidays during term time has been upheld by the supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2017

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Liverpool banned from signing academy players and fined £100,000 – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2017 in children, complaints, disqualification, education, fines, news, school children, sport by tracey

‘Liverpool have been fined £100,000 and banned from signing academy players from English league clubs for two years after being found guilty of tapping up a schoolboy from Stoke City.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2017

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More than 100 parents per school day are being prosecuted for taking their children out of school, new figures show – Daily Telegraph

‘More than a hundred parents are being prosecuted per school day for taking their children out of school without permission, new figures have revealed on the eve of the Supreme Court’s ruling on term-time holidays.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2017

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Freedom of speech, the Prevent duty and higher education – Law & Religion UK

‘S 43 Education (No. 2) Act 1986 (Freedom of speech in universities, polytechnics and colleges) requires “Every individual and body of persons concerned in the government” of further and higher education institutions to “take such steps as are reasonably practicable to ensure that freedom of speech within the law is secured” for staff, students and visiting speakers. The institutions must ensure, “so far as is reasonably practicable”, that use of the premises is not denied to anyone on any ground connected with their beliefs, views, policy or objectives. On the other hand, the Prevent duty in s 26 Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 requires specified authorities – including relevant higher education bodies – to have due regard in the exercise of their functions to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.’

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Law & Religion UK, 5th April 2017

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You’re hired? New levy and tougher rules signal apprenticeship shakeup – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2017 in education, employment, news, universities, young persons by sally

‘Ministers say 3m earning and learning schemes will plug the UK skills gap but critics say new levy is yet another financial burden for businesses

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The Guardian, 4th April 2017

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Judge rules boy must be taught in Islamic school despite complaints from ‘Anglo-Saxon’ father – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2017 in children, divorce, education, Islam, news by tracey

‘A father who describes himself as “Anglo-Saxon” has lost a legal battle to prevent his Muslim ex-wife from sending their 10-year-old son to an Islamic secondary school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2017

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Future-proof growth for the digital economy – Technology Law Update

Posted March 9th, 2017 in data protection, EC law, education, employment, news, regulations, reports by sally

‘Last year, the digital economy accounted for 14.5% of all UK service exports, at around £30bn. The UK remains a leader in digital innovation, and maintaining that status is a Government priority. Coadec, the Coalition for a Digital Economy, has released a detailed report suggesting four areas that for improvement to keep pace in the global race: skills, talent, investment and trade.’

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Technology Law Update, 7th March 2017

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Legal problem and resolution survey 2014 to 2015 – Ministry of Justice

‘These reports present the findings from the Legal Problem and Resolution Survey 2014 to 2015, a telephone survey of 10,058 adults in England and Wales.’

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd march 2017

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UK Digital Strategy – will it fill the skills gap? – Technology Law Update

‘The UK’s newly released Digital Strategy builds on the wider Industrial Strategy Green Paper published in January. While it outlines a promising series of initiatives to support digital industries, it fails to offer much positive news for those faced with a post-Brexit hiring crisis.’

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Technology Law Update, 2nd March 2017

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

FGM should not be prosecuted, police force says as it claims best course of action is to ‘educate parents’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Parents caught practising female genital mutilation on their children should not be prosecuted, a police force has claimed as it says the best course of action is to “educate parents”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2017

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Musician who admitted groping students wins teaching ban appeal – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2017 in appeals, education, judges, news, sexual offences, teachers, young persons by sally

‘A world-renowned musician who admitted molesting three students has won an appeal against an indefinite teaching ban, after a top judge ruled the ban was “flawed”.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk