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Publications: Theresa Kerr

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Heads Up! Autumn 2017

After a very busy summer, I am delighted to be writing to you at the beginning of the new year with a review of recent legal developments and news about what we are working on. The team have been involved in a number of high profile instructions of late, involving Cheating and Exam Malpractice, Admissions and Complaints and Challenging Ofsted.

(Publication Date: Thu 14 Sep 2017)

New Data Protection Regime: What schools need to know

What do schools need to be aware of in relation to the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)? Download our handy infographic for more information.

(Publication Date: Wed 16 Aug 2017)

Heads Up! Spring 2017

Welcome to this Spring edition of Heads Up! - our review of legal issues currently affecting schools and academies.

(Publication Date: Fri 10 Mar 2017)

Heads Up! December 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of Heads Up! - our review of legal issues currently affecting schools and academies.

(Publication Date: Fri 16 Dec 2016)

Academy Trust Governance: The role of members and “persons with significant control”

All academy trusts (“Trusts”) are private companies limited by guarantee and are therefore subject to company law and specifically the provisions of the Companies Act 2006. The Articles of Association form the Trust’s constitution and are in effect a contract between the company and its members (there are no fines for noncompliance with the Articles). As an exempt charity (i.e. exempt from registration) the Trust is also subject to charity law and the provisions of the Charities Act 2011. The principal regulator is the Secretary of State for Education (“SoS”).

(Publication Date: Wed 20 Apr 2016)

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