Teachers’ Pay Reviews

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

With the end of October rapidly approaching teachers’ annual appraisals should be in full swing, with a view to performance related pay decisions being made shortly. Many appraisals may already in fact be complete and in order to assist Pay Committees and senior staff with the final stage in the process we have set out some tips below: Read more

HSE Prosecutions Update

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Yorkshire Council has been prosecuted after a pupil needed a finger amputated after it got tangled in a lathe during a design and technology lesson at school.  Read more

End of year reviews and target setting – get SMART!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Now that the new academic year is in full swing, it is important for line managers to meet with members of teaching staff to conclude the appraisal cycle for the academic year 2014/15 and set new targets for the upcoming academic year. Read more

Time off for Religious Festivals

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Many schools may be aware that there are a number of religious festivals that take place at this time of year (or that are due to take place shortly) including Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Eid and Navatri. Read more

Change to Working Time - Applicable only for those without a fixed place of work

Monday, September 14, 2015

Following the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Thursday, you may have seen a lot of information on the news regarding changes to working time and ensuring compliance with the Working Time Regulations. Read more

STPCD 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

The STPCD 2015 was published last week and will become effective on 1 September 2015.  Read more

Employment Law Updates - July 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

As the holidays draw closer we thought we'd provide a brief update on recent developments regarding educational employment matters, please see a summary of these below. Read more

Employment Law Updates - April 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

There are some significant changes to employment law as of 5 April 2015, particularly in the area of family leave. The headline news is the introduction of shared parental leave, but various other changes have also taken effect. Read more

HSE Prosecution

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The governors of a school in Kent have been prosecuted after a pupil was severely injured when he was hit by a shot put during a routine multi-sport PE lesson in June 2014. Read more

Construction Design and Management (CDM) - Regulation Change

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 have been amended and CDM 2015 will be released on 6th April 2015.  Read more

"Thank you for preparing and delivering a most informative presentation yesterday. As a headteacher, many of the courses on offer just make you think slightly differently about they way you do things. Very rarely, do I come back with a whole list of ideas that will improve the way we run our school whilst enhancing our provision. I like that your advice and suggestions weren't just about the dreaded visit, but was sound school improvement strategies. ” Elaine D'Souza, Headteacher, Hermitage Primary School

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