Education in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Ali v Head and Governors of Lord Grey School
    • House of Lords
    • 22 Marzo 2006

    There is no Convention guarantee of education at or by a particular institution. The test, as always under the Convention, is a highly pragmatic one, to be applied to the specific facts of the case: have the authorities of the state acted so as to deny to a pupil effective access to such educational facilities as the state provides for such pupils?

    The correct approach is first to ask whether there was a denial of a Convention right. In the case of article 2 of the First Protocol, that would have required a systemic failure of the educational system which resulted in the respondent not having access to a minimum level of education. As there was no such failure, that is the end of the matter.

  • Re B. (Infants)
    • Court of Appeal
    • 14 Julio 1961

    It would appear, therefore, than there is a discretion in the local education authority which they must exercise in accordance with the terms of the statute: and there is also a duty laid upon them by section 40 (2) of the Act of 1944 to take stops prescribed in that section in the circumstances therein laid down if in their view, there is a breach of any order siade by the?

  • Ali v Head and Governors of Lord Grey School
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 29 Marzo 2004

    The realistic principle that, subject to the Convention's own limits, the right to education takes the form prescribed in each member state carries in my judgment the necessary corollary that any question whether there has been a violation of the right has to be answered initially in terms of the applicable domestic law.

  • Fraser and Another v Canterbury Diocesan Board of Finance
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 24 Noviembre 2000

    In order to come within the Act the grant has to be for one or more of the three purposes mentioned in section 2 i.e. for the education of poor persons, or for the residence of a schoolmaster or schoolmistress, or otherwise for the purposes of the education of such poor persons in religious and useful knowledge.

  • R v Birmingham City Council, ex parte Equal Opportunities Commission
    • House of Lords
    • 17 Febrero 1992

    The intention or motive of the defendant to discriminate, though it may be relevant so far as remedies are concerned (see section 66(3) of the Act of 1975), is not a necessary condition to liability; it is perfectly possible to envisage cases where the defendant had no such motive, and yet did in fact discriminate on the ground of sex.

  • TG and Others (Afghan Sikhs persecuted)
    • Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)
    • 17 Agosto 2015

    The evidence indicates that there have been occasions of Hindu and Sikh families not sending their children to school in Afghanistan, especially girls, as a result of the fear of harassment and ill-treatment which is corroborated by the evidence. However, this is a fact sensitive issue that must be considered in each case.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • Education
    • No. 83-3/4, March 1983
    • Industrial Management & Data Systems
    • 19-20
    The continuing failure of Britain's education system to turn out the kind of recruits that British industry says it needs but is not getting, is not helped, of course, by recession and mounting une...
  • Improving management education
    • No. 14-4, October 2006
    • Quality Assurance in Education
    • 363-384
    Purpose: To present an outsider's view of how management education can be significantly improved. Design/methodology/approach: Focuses on correcting several obvious deficiencies in courses and deg...
  • Lean for education
    • No. 25-1, February 2017
    • Quality Assurance in Education
    • 74-90
    Purpose: This paper is one of seven in this volume that aims to elaborate different approaches to quality improvement in education. It delineates a methodology called Lean for Education. Design/me...
  • Re-Inventing Public Education
    • No. 25-3, July 2010
    • Public Policy and Administration
    This article focuses on the changing role of knowledge in education policy making within the knowledge society. Through an examination of key policy texts, the Scottish case of Integrated Children ...
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