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GDPR: Schools face “significant amount of work” to be compliant

October 2017

New data protection laws will be introduced from next year carrying substantial fines for organisations who fail to observe the new rules. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will replace the Data Protection Act in May 2018, will apply … Continue reading

More than 2,500 additional school places created in Essex

October 2017

Essex County Council has created 2,535 new school places across the county as part of a series of expansion projects, which have so far cost £74 million. 300 temporary places have also been created through smaller projects to allow schools … Continue reading

Government set to reveal cost of academy re-brokering for first time

October 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) has pledged to reveal, for the first time, the cost of passing failing schools onto other academy trusts. Following a concerted campaign by the industry publication, Schools Week and the schools’ campaign group, Local Schools … Continue reading

DfE reminds academies to prepare annual workforce census

October 2017

Academies, as well as local authorities, should begin collecting and submitting data for the annual school workforce census sooner rather than later, the Department for Education (DfE) has said. The school workforce census is a statutory data collection that takes … Continue reading

Call for better deal for teacher salaries

October 2017

School heads are set to campaign for better pay deals for their teaching staff, following the Government’s climb down on public sector pay caps. All public sector workers, including teachers, have been subject to a one per cent capped pay … Continue reading