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Amy Laver

Posted 18 April 2016
by Amy Laver

Are you prepared?

The recent news that 17 schools in Edinburgh have been closed due to safety issues highlights the need for schools to have an adequate disaster recovery plan in place. Academy Trusts are responsible for school buildings but also have an…

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Amy Laver

Posted 16 March 2016
by Amy Laver

All schools must become Academies

Media reports – for example this BBC article – suggest George Osborne will push Government policy that all schools must become Academies in this afternoon’s budget. It is expected that the Department for Education will publish draft legislation this week…

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Richard King

Posted 1 April 2014
by Richard King

35 Church Schools ‘cast’ off into a Multi Academy Trust

Tozers Solicitors LLP, with 3 offices in Devon, has today completed a remarkable project for Plymouth Diocese’s formation (education) department. It has created a charitable Multi Academy Trust (MAT) called Plymouth CAST (standing for ‘CAtholic – or Catholic Anglican –…

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Amy Laver

Posted 12 October 2013
by Amy Laver

Duty of care to vulnerable people reinforced

On 23 October, the Supreme Court gave a landmark ruling that reasserts the duty of care owed by a local authority school to its pupils. This will affect not only the state education sector but any organisation that is responsible…

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