Maintained school wins High Court challenge over refusal by Education Secretary to revoke academy order – Local Government Lawyer

‘The governing body of a primary school in Walsall has won a High Court challenge over the Secretary of State for Education’s refusal to revoke an academy order.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th July 2021

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Parent succeeds on all six grounds in judicial review challenge over grant of planning permission for site next to school for special educational needs – Local Government Lawyer

‘The parent of a child who attends a Special Educational Needs school has won a judicial review challenge over Thanet Council’s grant of planning permission for an adjacent site.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th July 2021

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Boy, 11, referred to Prevent for wanting to give ‘alms to the oppressed’ – The Guardian

‘An 11-year-old primary school pupil was referred to the government’s controversial counter-radicalisation Prevent programme after a teacher mistook the word “alms” for “arms” during a classroom discussion.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2021

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Concerns over impartiality of school abuse review – BBC News

‘Concerns have been raised about the impartiality of an Ofsted review into claims of sex abuse in schools.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2021

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Face masks in schools: Schoolgirl loses court fight – BBC News

‘A girl has lost a High Court battle to prevent her school from “requiring or encouraging” pupils to wear a face mask.’

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BBC News, 5th May 2021

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Deprivation of liberty and writs of habeas corpus – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Protection has found that if a local authority does not apply for an order under the inherent jurisdiction, a parent can challenge the deprivation of liberty of their child in a specialist school by bringing a writ of habeas corpus. Joshua Swirsky analyses the ruling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st April 2021

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Everyone’s Invited: Schools abuse helpline and review launched – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2021 in child abuse, harassment, news, school children, sexual offences, universities by tracey

‘A helpline and immediate review into sexual abuse in schools have been set up by the government in response to thousands of allegations from students.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2021

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School abuse claims could be the ‘next national scandal’ – BBC News

‘Sexual harassment and assault claims made by school pupils on a website may be the “next child abuse scandal that engulfs the nation”, police have said.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2021

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Prophet Muhammad cartoon sparks Batley Grammar School protest – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2021 in complaints, demonstrations, Islam, news, school children, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who showed pupils an “inappropriate” cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad – sparking protests outside a school – has been suspended.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2021

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Senior army officer convicted of £48,000 Dorset boarding school fee fraud – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2021 in armed forces, courts martial, families, fraud, news, school children by tracey

‘A senior army officer has been found guilty of dishonestly claiming almost £50,000 in allowances to pay for his children’s boarding school fees. Maj Gen Nick Welch, who is believed to be the most senior officer to face court martial since 1815, was convicted of fraud following a four-week trial at Bulford military court in Wiltshire. He is due to be sentenced on Friday.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2021

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School drops legal action after Muslim girl told her skirt was too long – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2021 in bullying, children, Islam, news, religious discrimination, school children by sally

‘A school that had threatened the parents of a Muslim schoolgirl with legal action after she wore a skirt that was deemed “too long” has dropped its legal challenge and apologised.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2021

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Bar Council chair rejects challenge from Twitter row barrister – Legal Futures

‘The chair of the Bar Council has dismissed as nonsense the suggestion that it had to publicly support the barrister at the centre of a racism row over his comments on Twitter.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd March 2021

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Birmingham anti-crime worker jailed for sex offences – BBC News

‘A man who worked in schools to steer young people away from crime has been jailed for sexual offences against children.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2021

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Council to pay more than £7,000 to Year 10 pupil left without a school for more than a year – Local Government Lawyer

‘Leicestershire County Council has agreed to apologise and pay a teenager £7,200 after an investigation from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) found it left her without an academy school place for nearly 14 months.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd February 2021

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School Uniform Policies and Indirect Discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 – Monckton Chambers

‘Khatija Hafesji looks at the legal action threatened against Muslim parents in relation to their daughter’s breach of school uniform policy.’

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Monckton Chambers, 13th January 2021

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Council wins appeal over finding of negligence over personal injuries suffered by teaching assistant – Local Government Lawyer

‘A county council has won an appeal over a ruling that it was liable in negligence for personal injuries suffered by a teaching assistant.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th January 2021

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Eton teacher jailed for sex offences against pupils – BBC News

‘A former Eton College teacher has been jailed for five years for a string of sexual offences against pupils during “nocturnal” visits to their bedrooms.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2020

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Pupils’ historical abuse at London schools claims total £1m – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2020 in child abuse, children, compensation, news, school children, victims, violence by sally

‘Nearly £1m in compensation has been paid to dozens of former students at two London private schools following historical allegations of abuse.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2020

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Coronavirus: Greenwich Council told ‘keep schools open’ – BBC News

Posted December 15th, 2020 in coronavirus, local government, London, news, regulations, school children by tracey

‘The government has told a London council it must keep schools open or face legal action.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2020

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It was “none of your business”, High Court judge tells council which refused to take part in mediation over EHC Plan because mother wanted to bring her lawyer – Local Government Lawyer

‘A mother was entitled to bring a lawyer to support her at a mediation of her dispute with Hillingdon Council about her son’s Education, Health and Care Plan and the local authority was in breach of its statutory duties by refusing to participate, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th December 2020

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