Stone King Education Bulletin - January 2020

  • SEND Tribunal Coverage of Social Care and Health Provision extended
  • Banning parents from school premises: what schools need to know
  • Stone King joins forces with the Confederation of Schools trusts for its Governance Advisory Service
  • Credit control and 'whaling' scams: risks for schools to be aware of following recent court ruling
  • In case you missed it: Changes to the ISI framework for independent schools
  • Further education planning calendar showing key dates for payments, publications and data returns for the 2019/20 academic year
  • Growth and falling rolls fund guidance: 2020 to 2021
  • Training and events
  • Meet the team: Charlotte Melhuish
SEND Tribunal Coverage of Social Care and Health Provision extended

The extension of the Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal jurisdiction to also make recommendations regarding health and social care provision now has a deadline of 31 August 2020. Michelle Donelan MP, Parliamentary Under-secretary of State for Children and Families, said the trial was being extended from 31 March 2020 to allow for evaluation and implementation.

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Banning parents from school premises: what schools need to know

A school, in line with its safeguarding and employment duties, must deal appropriately with any identified risks to pupils and staff. Occasionally, a school may consider a parent’s behaviour to be such a risk. If so, what is the most appropriate form of action for schools to take? Should they implement a ban from the school premises?

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Stone King joins forces with the Confederation of School trusts for its Governance Advisory Service

How the Governance Advisory Service can help schools.

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Credit control and ‘whaling’ scams: risks for schools to be aware of following recent court ruling

A Court of Session judge has rejected a claim from Peebles Media to recover over £107,000 from a former employee, Patricia Reilly, after she made a series of online payments as the firm’s credit controller following fraudulent emails.

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In case you missed it: Changes to the ISI framework for independent schools

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) revised its Inspection Framework in September 2019, in line with the updated Ofsted Education Inspection Framework 2019. Although the framework is largely the same as the 2019 Framework, there are changes to the Inspections of Education Quality (Section C) and registered early years foundation stage settings (Section D).

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Further education planning calendar

A planner showing key dates for payments, publications and data returns for the 2019 to 2020 academic year.

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Growth and falling rolls fund guidance: 2020 to 2021

In each section, the operational guidance around setting compliant growth and falling rolls funding criteria is outlined.

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Training and events

Acas Education Forum West Midlands: January 22

This training workshop is centred on Defending an Employment Tribunal Claim and is designed to equip you with the skills needed to navigate the options, challenges and complexities when faced with a tribunal claim. To book onto this event please click here.

The Essential Trustee and Governance in Practice, Birmingham: March 12

In-depth training programme designed to equip trustees and members of Senior Management Teams with the knowledge needed to carry out their roles effectively. This training also takes place in Bath on 16 March and London on 24 March. To book onto this event please click here.
Meet the team: Charlotte Melhuish - Senior Associate in the Education Team

Charlotte is an education specialist and joined the Education Team at Stone King LLP in May 2018. Prior to joining Stone King, Charlotte built up her expertise in the education sector at Harrison Clark Rickerbys and VWV.

For Charlotte's full bio please click here.

The law and practice referred to in this article has been paraphrased or summarised. It might not be up-to-date with changes in the law and we do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided at the time of reading. It should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice in relation to a specific set of circumstances.

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