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Snow Days

Thursday, January 05, 2017

We hope you all had a restful Christmas break and are looking forward to the new year ahead.
With January now upon us, we thought you might benefit from a reminder of how to deal with disruption caused by adverse weather conditions. Read more

The downside of a Christmas party

Tuesday, December 06, 2016
With the festive season in full swing, many of you will have Christmas parties and celebrations to look forward to with your staff in the run up to the School holidays. It’s a great way to thank them for their efforts, boost morale and for them to let their hair down….but don’t let your guard down!
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School fined for safety failings at summer camp

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

A school in Kent has been fined for safety failings at a summer activity camp after a seven-year-old boy had to be given CPR after coming into difficulty during a swimming lesson. Read more

Disability Discrimination and Protecting Pay

Thursday, October 06, 2016

If you had a teacher who could no longer teach because of a disability and you moved them into a support role, could it be discriminatory not to continue to pay them their previous teacher's salary permanently? According to a recent Employment Appeal Decision, yes, potentially it could. Read more

School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016
As you may be aware, the DfE has now published the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document 2016 (and accompanying guidance) which will come into effect from 1 September 2016. Read more

Multi Academy Trusts - The choice is yours

Friday, April 22, 2016

Over the last 18 months, we've had a growing number of schools contact us about MATs (Multi Academy Trusts). Either about joining one; or because they have been approached by one. So much so, that at times we have felt like a brokerage firm. Read more

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

End of year reviews and target setting – get SMART!

Monday, October 12, 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

Don't forget...

.... that our HR Advisory service now includes an annual visit to your school.  You can use this visit to apprise us of any new developments in your school or alternatively to assist you with any HR issues that are better dealt with face to face.

There is no extra cost for this visit and it is available to all HR Advisory clients old and new.  If you would like to book a visit by one of our consultants to your school, please contact us on 0845 459 7013.

"Consistently high quality HR advice even in the trickiest of situations. Senior staff have been able to work much more effectively because of the excellent support the school has received.” Rosie Compton, Head teacher - Tower Bridge Primary School

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