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New DBS filtering rules coming into force from 28th November 2020

From 28th November, the Disclosure and Barring Service has confirmed that the filtering rules for Standard and Enhanced DBS checks will be changing

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DBS E-Bulk System Upgrade Delayed

The DBS e-bulk system upgrade due to take place today has been delayed (relevant only to DBS customers of Strictly Education 4S)

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Extension of the CJRS until the end of March 2021

Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of March 2021

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Updated government advice on protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable

Updated advice has just been published for clinically extremely vulnerable people which applies during the period of national restrictions starting tomorrow

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DfE guidance on new national restrictions published

DfE guidance on how the new national coronavirus restrictions impact on education and childcare settings has been published this afternoon

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Announcement of national lockdown

The announcement yesterday evening of a national lockdown in England commencing on 5th November will have implications for the operation of schools and colleges, although the intention is to keep education settings open as far as possible

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Our termly law and policy update and briefing video: Autumn Term 2020

Download or view our latest termly employment law, policy and pay update providing up-to-date information on the most significant forthcoming HR changes affecting schools and colleges

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How can schools continue to recruit teachers from overseas after 31st December 2020?

We explore how the new points-based immigration system due to be implemented from 1 January 2021 will change the way schools recruit experienced teachers who are not UK or Irish nationals.

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Employers now liable for a fixed penalty fine if workers break self-isolation to attend work

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force in England today

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Final version of 2020 STPCD published

The final version of the 2020 School Teachers’ Pay & Conditions Document was published late yesterday

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