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2 November 2022 Assaults on staff - how can schools reduce the risk?

The risk of assault against staff is, sadly, something that all schools need to consider carefully. Here one legal expert explains what they can do to protect staff and ensure they fulfil their duty of care.

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12 October 2022 School complaints culture and staff support

In this article we set out some of the support that's available to schools in a bid to reduce the overhead that complaints management generates.

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7 October 2022 Changes to holiday pay for part-year workers

In July 2022, the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited Judgement in the case of Harpur Trust v Brazel relating to the correct calculation of statutory holiday pay for part year workers. This decision has implications for all part year workers on contracts which subsist all year round, whether their hours are normal or irregular.

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Employment Law – Harpur Trust v Brazel – Implications for schools webinar

On 20 July 2022, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited judgment in the case of Harpur Trust v Brazel, upholding the decision of the Court of Appeal. For those of you familiar with this case, you will know that it concerns the statutory leave requirements for part-time and part-year workers. For schools and academies whose workforce consists of a variety of types of part-time and part-year workers, this case is one that must be understood before any changes are applied. Come and join Emma Hughes, Head of HR Services as she puts questions to Ian Deakin, Employment Partner, and Sarah Linden, Senior Associate.

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12 July 2022 It's time for education to embrace flexible working

If NHS staff can request a flexible approach to working patterns then the sector needs to get serious about what it can offer staff, too, if it is to avoid further strain on recruitment and retention.

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Complex allegations and safeguarding terminations: How to limit cost, risk and delay

Be empowered to take a realistic approach to risk by understanding the likely outcomes of a dismissal. And, learn how timely, strategic decision-making can limit costs associated with removing unsuitable employees.

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Legal update

2 March 2022 Advocacy in Action: online learning during a national pandemic

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have had to alter the way they provide education to their pupils. This has involved schools having to be creative and flexible in how they deliver the curriculum to a diverse cohort of pupils.

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29 November 2021 Moving on from COVID: Legal considerations in a Post-Pandemic World

There are several considerations for senior leaders and governors/trustees of schools to keep in mind as we go forward.

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18 November 2021 Flexible working in a post Covid world

The Coronavirus Pandemic made many changes in Education. Some changes will remain after the pandemic including the way we go about our work.

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14 October 2021 Executive pay – new benchmarking data for school trusts

The first national salary benchmarking survey for executive leaders in school trusts, conducted by XpertHR, with the support of the Confederation of School Trusts (CST) and their platinum partner, Browne Jacobson has been published.

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