HR and Payroll

Importance of flexible working in schools

What is Flexible Working? Flexible working is a type of working arrangement which gives a degree of flexibility on how long, where, when and at what times employees work. All employers, including schools, have a legal duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their staff. Since this will include minimising the risk of …

HR Challenges

Teacher Recruitment and Retention Challenge: There is a shortage of qualified teachers in certain subjects and areas. Solution: Teachers can be paid a recruitment and retention allowance from M1 to M6. Teachers are given as much support as possible, either through help with their well-being, or other initiatives to lessen the burden of their work. …

Can Staff Members Bring a Lawyer to a HR Meeting?

Parliament recently faced the question ‘what steps are the government taking to help ensure that teachers and other education staff can choose to be accompanied to hearings by a person other than a trade union representative or workplace colleague?’. The Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi said that he is considering plans to amend the Employment Relations …