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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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Back to School - preparing for the reopening of schools in September

Schools in England were closed other than to the children of key workers and children who are classified as vulnerable from 20th March as part of the management of the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the relaxation of lockdown measures many primary schools in England began a phased reopening for pupils from 15th June.

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Admissions during Covid-19

Whilst the Department for Education (DfE) has implemented statutory changes to elements of the frameworks relating to admission appeals, exclusions and special educational needs, there have been no changes relating to the legislation relating to admissions.

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Legal updates

be connected newsletter for education - June 2020

In this edition we provide you with the latest in legal updates, news and insight from the sector.

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Legal updates

Keeping children safe 2020

The new guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education, has just been published. Our education team summarises the guidance and suggests your next steps to effectively implement the changes in your school or Trust.

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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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