Is suspension a breach of trust and confidence?

Can the suspension of an employee amount to a repudiatory breach of contract? This was considered in the High Court case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth. Legal background The term of mutual trust and confidence is implied into all employment contracts.…

Teacher misconduct: The prohibition of teachers

In June 2013 the Department for Education announced an intention to revise advice for Teacher Misconduct. The intention was to clarify the Department’s expectation that any sexual misconduct and any criminal conviction or caution which involved the indecent images of children…

Public benefit: Revised guidance expected soon

The Public Benefit debate is set to continue as the Charity Commission have confirmed that its revised guidance on Public Benefit is to be released to the public this Summer. The revised guidance is the long heralded result of the important…

GCSE reforms: A dual consultation

A return to final examinations, an emphasis on our national history and Shakespeare, and a new marking system. The Government has unveiled a symphony of reforms to the way GCSE examinations are conducted in England. With the Government’s aim to…

Special educational needs reforms

This month sees the introduction to Parliament of the new Children and Families Bill, which proposes radical changes to the Special Educational Needs (SEN) provisions. The Bill follows on from the SEN Green Paper, Support and aspiration: a new approach to…

Safeguarding: Revised government guidance issued

Against the backdrop of its drive to reduce red tape and what it describes as a culture of unnecessary checking and a tick box approach to safeguarding, the Government has issued revised guidance on safeguarding of children to which schools…