Education

Education guidance:

A school in the maintained school sector can convert to independent academy status under the Academies Act 2010. Conversion arises once a conversion order is made by the...

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Accidents happen in schools Children are often injured without any fault on the part of any person. They are by definition young and inexperienced. Equally, they cannot...

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This Practice Note considers the Building Schools for the Future government scheme the current Priority School Building Programme. It also looks at the construction...

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Education law treats different categories of school in different ways. The management systems of the school, its funding and the procedures for opening, closing or...

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Children's surnames at registration A child's birth must be registered within 42 days of birth.BDRA 1953, s 2 The surname entered on the register is the...

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It has been Government policy for centuries to encourage charitable giving. Tax relief plays a key role in this policy. Charities (defined as either corporate bodies with...

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Charities can adopt a variety of different legal forms or structures. A charity’s governing documents will depend on the form or structure adopted. In addition, a...

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The requirements for reporting and accounting by charities are set out in sections 130–176, Part 8 Charity Accounts, Reports and Returns of the Charities Act 2011 (CA...

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The main rights that a child has in school are: • the right to an education, and • the right to receive the level of care and protection which a reasonable parent would...

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The Education Act 1996 (EA 1996) imposes criminal liability on a parent who fails to ensure that his child receives regular education. All the offences created by the EA...

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General If there are concerns that a child is not being properly educated, but these are part of a wider picture of a child who is more generally suffering (or at risk of...

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This Lexis®PSL Local Government future developments tracker is intended to be used to track key upcoming developments of interest to Education lawyers covering the entire...

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EHC assessments and the contents of EHC plans The Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) replaced the system of ‘statutory assessment’ under the Education Act 1996 (EA...

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The public sector equality duty Under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/353, particular duties are imposed on...

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The offences of failing to secure regular attendance at school The Education Act 1996 (EA 1996) imposes criminal liability on a parent who fails to ensure that their...

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This Practice Note applies in England only. There are no free schools in Wales. Although the Academies Act 2010 (AcA 2010) does apply in Wales, the provisions for the...

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