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Coronavirus and your school workforce - 7 May 2020

14 May 2020

This webinar took place 7 May and is now available on-demand.

Heather Mitchell, Employment Partner and Emma Hughes, Head of HR Services provided a round-up of advice covering the most frequently asked about issues from our clients when it comes to coronavirus and its impact on the school workforce.

We covered the latest guidance on:

  • the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and where it could be used in schools
  • tackling absence
  • recruitment practice
  • introducing or the use of probation clauses.
on-demand webinar

our speakers

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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Emma Hughes

Emma Hughes

Head of HR Services

Emma is the Head of HR Services and manages the team responsible for providing HR consultancy services to a range of clients across multiple sectors.

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Recruitment in schools and academies during COVID-19

The current emergency means that we need to do things differently and this includes how we recruit new staff to our schools and academies.

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Coronavirus employer toolkit for schools and academies

HR and employment related resources to help schools and academies manage their people as best as they can during what is a very challenging time.

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Legal updates

Protection for agency workers

The Agency Worker Regulations came into force on 1 October 2011 and introduced the following right

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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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