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quickcall questions

Quickcall, our fixed fee legal helpline, is an essential service for many of our education sector clients. Quickcall questions is a regular video blog designed to demonstrate just some of the expert knowledge quickcall provides. Each week we focus on a topical or frequently asked question and give you the answer. View our latest video below and explore our archive of previous questions or read more about our quickcall education service here.

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Who should we put in the ‘at-risk pool’ when going through a redundancy process?

Paul Sands takes a brief look at the rules regarding redundancy pools and what employers should be thinking about.

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What is the LA’s role in exclusion hearings?

Richard Freeth comments on what role, if any, the LA can play in governing body and IRP meetings.

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What are our responsibilities towards transgender pupils?

Hayley O’Sullivan explains what schools must consider in relation to transgender pupils.

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What’s the process for SEN admissions?

Richard Freeth gives a summary of the process that must be followed by local authorities with schools prior to a child with a SEN statement or EHC plan being admitted.

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Can we add to or change allegations during a disciplinary process or do we need to start again

Emily Addai discusses what to do when allegations change or new allegations arise after a disciplinary process has already started.

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Do I have to pay staff for time off for medical appointments?

Hayley Gilbert discusses whether or not staff are entitled to paid time off to attend medical appointments.

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What is included in directed time?

Emily Addai explains what is included within directed time.

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Can we use an exclusive uniform supplier?

Hayley O’Sullivan outlines whether schools are still able to use exclusive uniform supplies.

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Is an employee entitled to annual leave when on long term sick?

In this video Emily Addai speaks about staff entitlement to annual leave when they are facing long term sickness.

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What are the changes to the Articles?

Lydia Michaelson-Yeates explains who the model articles apply to and the additional changes.

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