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continuing professional development for line managers

2 June 2020

From Tuesday 28 April 2020 our award-winning employment lawyers and HR Consultants will be hosting a programme of six weekly sessions that will have real impact on how you manage and get the best out of your staff. But that’s where we can come in and do our bit to help; by providing short snippets of learning and sharing best practice that you can manage and absorb around your weekly routine.

Benefit from our extensive experience with complimentary, bite-sized learning opportunities. The 30-minute sessions will help you walk back to the office with quick wins on topics such as absence management and conducting a hearing effectively. You’ll also pick up tips on how to tweak your day to day practice to put you on a better footing should you ever find yourself up before an employment tribunal judge.



What to expect if you are asked to be on a decision making panel in a hearing (include appeals) - Eleanor Drabble & Emily Addai

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The role of the investigator in practice – how to get the best out of an interview, make your investigation report compelling and present to a hearing - Paul Miner & Katherine Utton

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Investigations – why, when and how? - Daniella Glynn & Alex Berkshire

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How to deliver a return to work meeting well - Gill Martindale & Jess Collinson-Shield

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Quick wins for absence management – save money and boost morale – Heather Mitchell & Tom Wallace

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our speakers

Eleanor Drabble

Eleanor Drabble

HR Consultant

Eleanor Drabble specialises in consultancy, advice and support to schools and academies on all HR management issues.

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Emily Addai

Emily Addai

Senior Associate

Emily Addai specialises in contentious and non-contentious employment issues including tribunal claims, unfair dismissal, redundancy, restructuring, contractual issues, policies and procedures and discrimination.

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Paul Miner

Paul Miner

HR Consultant

With very substantial HR experience, Paul specialises in providing well considered and practical strategic and operational HR advice and business partnering to our Education clients’.

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Daniella Glynn

Daniella Glynn

HR Consultant

Daniella Glynn specialises in consultancy, advice and support to schools and academies on all HR management issues.

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Alex Berkshire

Alex Berkshire

Associate

Alex specialises in both immigration and employment law matters across the firm’s private, education and health sectors, including advising on the prevention of illegal working and associated right to work issues.

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Gill Martindale

Gill Martindale

Senior HR Consultant

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Heather Mitchell

Heather Mitchell

Partner

Heather specialises in contentious and non-contentious employment matters including; contractual issues, unfair dismissal, redundancy and all areas of discrimination.

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Tom Wallace

Tom Wallace

Senior HR Consultant

Tom specialises in educational HR, with a particular focus on academies. Managed and led on a variety of change management projects including restructures, workforce reductions and pay reviews.

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150th Anniversary of State Education – Lessons Learned: reflections of 12 former Secretaries of State

Our on-demand video was hosted by the BBC’s Education Correspondent Branwen Jefferys with special guests including Baroness Nicky Morgan, Kenneth Clarke QC, Michael Gove, Justine Greening and Lord David Blunkett discussing past successes of education, the unintended consequences of past policy, and to envision what still remains to be done.

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150th anniversary of State Education – looking back, moving forward

Watch our on-demand video where we joined the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson, Dame Julia Cleverdon, Sir Michael Barber and the recently appointed President of the CBI Lord Karan Bilimoria to launch a year of celebration for those delivering education.

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Upcoming webinars

Effective Board and Members meetings; Covid-19 and beyond

Education Partners Nick MacKenzie and Dominic Swift discuss the approach to members and board meetings in the ‘new normal’ considering the benefits of virtual meetings and discuss how in the longer-term, boards might combine virtual and in-person meetings to be more effective.

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Legal updates

Face masks/coverings in schools

As with many coronavirus-related issues, the answers are not straightforward, but we have provided our advice and guidance to help you prepare for the new term.

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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