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New research shows ethnic minorities under-represented in school leadership

Adam McRae-Taylor

20.06.2022

New research conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and education charities Ambition Institute and Teach First has…

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Employee refuses to attend work during lockdown – the tribunal decision

Adam McRae-Taylor

16.06.2022

It has been determined that an employee who refused to attend work during the pandemic did not have a reasonable…

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Teachers’ Pension Scheme – the latest developments

Adam McRae-Taylor

08.03.2022

The Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) continues to stay in the headlines with an ever-increasing number of independent schools exiting and…

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Safeguarding for faith-based organisations

Adam McRae-Taylor

22.11.2021

Safeguarding has never been more high profile and a wave of recent reports and inquiries have led to an intense…

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Is it a reasonable adjustment to protect pay indefinitely when disability means a teacher can no longer teach?

Adam McRae-Taylor

29.10.2021

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that, where a teacher had disability which meant she could no longer teach,…

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Dismissal of teacher suspected of viewing child images was fair

Adam McRae-Taylor

26.10.2021

The Scottish Court of Session has held that it was fair to dismiss a teacher suspected of viewing child images…

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Teachers’ Pensions Scheme – the latest developments

Adam McRae-Taylor

05.07.2021

As daily school life returns ever closer to normal, a continuing key focus for school governors and senior leadership teams…

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Belief that biological sex is immutable is protected under the Equality Act

Adam McRae-Taylor

05.07.2021

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a belief that biological sex is immutable is protected as a philosophical belief…

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Staff Accommodation – have you updated since the April 2021 change?

Adam McRae-Taylor

05.07.2021

On 6 April 2021, HMRC withdrew the “representative occupier” exemption for the tax treatment of staff accommodation. Previously this had…

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Schools – the extended furlough scheme

Adam McRae-Taylor

11.03.2021

The furlough scheme is helping a large number of schools to reduce their overheads at a time when their revenue…

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Keeping children safe in education – January 2021 update

Adam McRae-Taylor

10.03.2021

To reflect the end of the Brexit transition period, the Government has updated Keeping Children Safe in Education. The relevant…

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Teachers’ pensions – a continuing issue

Adam McRae-Taylor

10.03.2021

The last 12 months have been some of the hardest the independent schools sector has had to face. Attention has…

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