One of the challenges facing teachers is maintaining good order and discipline in schools. Dai Durbridge looks at the powers available to teachers regarding the use of force, and outlines the legal framework of this delicate area

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Confiscating pupil property can be an effective tool in maintaining order in classrooms and holding the attention of pupils. Dai Durbridge explains the legal provision and how teachers should make their decisions to confiscate

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Amid increasing and disproportionate publicity about injuries to children on school trips, as well as teachers’ concerns about liability in the case of an accident, Sarah Erwin-Jones explains the relevant legislation and signposts guidance

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Biometric systems can now be used to speed up lunch queues, remove the need for children to take money into schools, save time in taking registers and to prevent unauthorised access to school premises. Mark Blois considers the legal and practical implications of using biometric data in schools

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Legal Expertise considers how the Children and Young Persons Bill looks set to have a significant impact on the way schools admit and teach looked after children

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Looking at the current status of ContactPoint, its timescale and the effect it is likely to have on schools

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On 30 January 2008 the House of Lords gave judgment in six cases on issues of limitation and negligence. The ramifications of the decision for those working in education are far reaching, as Dai Durbridge explains.

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The recent media frenzy surrounding the safety of personal information has pushed data protection and information sharing back into the spotlight. We consider whether the risk of losing children’s information should make us review our methods of sharing it.

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The figures suggest a success story, but the Trust Schools programme has had its fair share of controversy

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Legal Expertise looks at the management of an allegation of harmful behaviour made by a child against a member of staff

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