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Freedom of Information and Exam Grades

Posted in: Quarterly Education Law Updates on 25/10/2021 Introduction This Quarterly Education Law Update looks at the decision of the First-tier Tribunal in Martin Ogazi v Information Commissioner [2021]. Background As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, GCSE grades issued in the summer of 2020 were assessed by schools, rather than by external examinatio...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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Bullying in schools - New Law comes into force from September 2021

Posted in: Quarterly Education Law Updates on 16/06/2021 Paul Upson is an Associate Director at education law specialists, Napier Solicitors. In this Quarterly Education Law Update, he looks at new statutory provisions in relation to bullying in schools. Introduction The Addressing Bullying in Schools Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (“the Act”)[1] comes in...
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High Court Decides School’s Admission Criteria Were Balanced And Reasonable

Posted in: Quarterly Education Law Updates on 03/03/2021 Paul Upson is an Associate Director at education law specialists, Napier Solicitors. In this Quarterly Education Law Update, he looks at a recent decision of the Northern Ireland High Court in relation to post-primary admissions criteria. Introduction The covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact...
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New ICO Guidance on Subject Access Requests and Education Data

Posted in: Quarterly Education Law Updates on 26/11/2020 Paul Upson is an Associate Director at education law specialists, Napier Solicitors. In this Quarterly Education Law Update, he looks at recent guidance issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in relation to subject access requests. Introduction Under the Data Protection Act 2018 (DP...
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
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Flexible Working Applications In Schools

Posted in: Quarterly Education Law Updates on 19/08/2020 Paul Upson is an Associate Director at education law specialists, Napier Solicitors. In this Quarterly Education Law Update, he sets out some of the issues to be considered when a teacher makes an application for flexible working. Introduction Like all employees, provided they meet the relevant qua...
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Discrimination and Equality Policies and Procedures
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Guidance on Planning for Wider Opening of Schools

Posted in: Quarterly Education Law Updates on 14/05/2020 Paul Upson is an Associate Director at education law specialists, Napier Solicitors. In this Quarterly Education Law Update, he considers some of the issues that education establishments are likely to have to deal with as they begin the process of reopening for wider groups of pupils. Backgroun...
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Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Calculating Holiday Entitlement for Term-Time Workers

Posted in: Quarterly Education Law Updates on 14/02/2020 In this Education Quarterly Law Update, Paul Upson considers a recent decision from the Court of Appeal in England and Wales which deals with holiday pay for term-time workers. Paul recently joined education law specialists, Napier Solicitors, as an Associate Director. Many employers in the educati...
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Working Time and Leave
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The Use and Misuse of Social Media in Schools

Posted in: Quarterly Education Law Updates on 10/09/2019 In this Education Quarterly Law Update, Lisa Sturgeon, Associate Director with Napier Solicitors, discusses how the use (and misuse) of social media has become an increasing problem for both Principals and their staff alike to deal with. This article considers five issues: The use of social media...
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Fixed-term Contracts – Handle with Care

Posted in: Quarterly Education Law Updates on 14/03/2019 Increasingly, the education sector is having to deal with requests for teachers on temporary contracts to be made permanent. The following situation is all too familiar to many Principals – teacher X is employed on a fixed-term contract, to cover a maternity leave, for an academic year. The followi...
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Contracts of Employment