Independent Education

Are you prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

The GDPR will ultimately change the way schools, academies and trusts handle their data and the way information is managed. See the Data Protection topic for details of the major areas that need to be considered in the preparation process. The topic includes a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Checklist for Schools.

Rob Hobson, Development Editor


Assessment and Teaching

Includes curriculum delivery, assessment methods and performance targets.

Community and Parental Relations

Includes handling complaints, marketing, parental and community engagement, and parent teacher associations.

Continuing Professional Development

Includes appraisal procedures and professional standards for teachers.

Employment of Staff

Includes capability, disciplinary and grievance procedures, pay and conditions, discrimination, recruitment and contracts.


Includes accounting and budgets, and tax and VAT.

Governance — Academies

Includes the constitution, procedures and functions of the governing body.

Governance — Independent Schools

Includes the constitution, procedures and functions of the governing body.

Health and Safety

Includes accident reporting, first aid, fire risk assessment, COSHH, manual handling, occupational, asbestos, food safety, electrical safety, PPE, training, temporary workers, visitors, health and safety management systems.

Inspection and School Improvement

Includes inspections, school improvement and self-evaluation.


Includes buildings and grounds maintenance, accessibility, minibuses, security management and signage.

Pupil Welfare

Includes safeguarding, support strategies, behaviour management, attendance and equality of opportunity.

Record Keeping

Includes admission and attendance registers, copyright and data protection.

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Includes areas of need, assessment and planning, the Local Offer, support strategies and resolving disputes about provision.

Reference Articles

Key Rates and Data

Statistics, payment rates, allowances, benefits, award rates and penalties.

Law and Guidance

Content to help you research legislation and guidance.

Questions and Answers

Frequently asked questions and model answers.

Tools and Documents


Model documents for you to use.