Dec 04, 2020
Ombudsman criticises council after cancellation of transport sees teenager with autism miss start of term
A council has agreed to pay more than £2,400 in compensation after an investigation from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman into the termination of a child’s transport to school.
Dec 03, 2020
The London Borough of Redbridge was entitled to operate a decentralised system of specialist support under which teaching assistants are employed directly by schools, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Nov 25, 2020
The University of Lincoln is to procure an expanded panel of advisers for legal services worth an estimated £2m over five years.
Nov 12, 2020
Gloucestershire County Council has denounced as “a disgrace” a further attempt by a parish councillor to judicially review permission for a new secondary school in Cheltenham.
Nov 12, 2020
Aston University has awarded law firm Pinsent Masons a £2m contract to provide legal advice over a five-year period.
Nov 05, 2020
A council has agreed to pay almost £20,000 in compensation after a boy with special educational needs missed out on much of his senior schooling because the local authority did not provide suitable alternative education for him.
Oct 15, 2020
A large academy school trust faces litigation from a firm that lost out in the award of an IT contract.
Oct 07, 2020
Information watchdog strongly criticises Department for Education for failure to prioritise data protection
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made 139 recommendations – more than 60% of which are classified as urgent or high priority – to the Department for Education after publishing the outcome of a compulsory audit carried out in February 2020.
Oct 05, 2020
The Coalition of Anti-Racist Educators (CARE) and the Black Educators Alliance (BEA) have sent a pre-action protocol letter to the Department for Education over guidance published last month on the curriculum for personal, social, health and economic (“PHSE") education.
Sep 30, 2020
The University of Reading has appointed six law firms to a multi-million pound legal services framework that will complement its in-house department.