Education Newsletter - August 2021

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Education Newsletter - August 2021

Published 3 agosto 2021

Welcome to our first Education newsletter featuring topical news and insights for our clients and contacts.

In this issue, we look at trends in claims against schools and universities arising from the pandemic and the challenges faced by schools with predicted grades and the upcoming exam results.

We also look at the Equality and Human Rights Commission and provide some advice for universities and colleges in dealing with ransomware attacks.

Predicted Grades 2021

 

Following the chaos that ensued last Summer, the government has confirmed how academic qualifications including GCSEs and A-Levels will be assessed in the Summer of 2021.

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Covid-19 claims trends

 

Our schools and higher education institutions have faced unique and unprecedented challenges throughout the Covid-19 crisis from a sudden lockdown, remaining open for the children of key workers, to swift preparations to re-open with rapid lateral flow testing in place.

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The Equality & Human Rights Commission: what happens when it gets involved in discrimination claims?

 

For businesses and public bodies on the receiving end of discrimination claims, the task of defending those claims becomes much more complex if the Equality & Human Rights Commission (“EHRC”) chooses to get involved.

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Responding to a ransomware attack - advice for universities and colleges

 

In March, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) reported that “an increased number of ransomware attacks have affected education establishments in the UK, including schools, colleges and universities”.

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Authors

Becky Lea

Becky Lea

Bristol

+44 (0)117 918 2739

Kylie Poyner

Kylie Poyner

Bristol

+44 (0)117 918 2239

Matthew Butler

Matthew Butler

+44(0)117 366 2837

Hans Allnutt

Hans Allnutt

London - Walbrook

+44 (0) 20 7894 6925

Cameron Carr

Cameron Carr

London - Walbrook

+44(0)20 7894 6217

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