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Questions we have been asked this month

19 Oct 2018

Q. What would happen if, during a restructuring process, a teacher opted to move to part-time working? Would his/her salary be safeguarded at the original level or at a pro-rata level? A: 36.1 of the states that "Whether the teacher was a full-time teacher or a teacher in regular…

Capita SIMS data breach affecting pupil data

19 Oct 2018

In July 2018, the ICO formally acknowledged a data breach involving the Capita SIMS system. The data breach affected a number of schools who use their services. The report to the ICO was made pursuant to the GPDR, which came into force on 25 May 2018, which confirms that controllers have an obligation…

Keeping Children Safe in Education

19 Oct 2018

An updated version of Keeping Children Safe in Education came into force on 3 September 2018. Annex H on pages 104-111 of Keeping Children Safe in Education sets out the changes in full and is a helpful starting point for school leaders and governors. In accordance to Part 1, all staff working in…

Stress caused by a disability leads to discrimination finding

19 Jun 2018

In city of York Council -V- Grosset The Court of Appeal upheld a claim for stress arising out of a disability amounting to discrimination in the workplace. Mr Grosset, an English teacher, who had cystic fibrosis was suffering an increased workload. In conjunction with this, his Department had…

Questions we have been asked this month

19 Jun 2018

Q: Do we have to open up applications for a full time position to staff on fixed term contracts? A: Yes, a fixed-term employee has the right not to be treated less favourable than a comparable permanent employee with regards the terms of their contract or any other detriment. Regulation 3(2)(c…

Unexpectedly high Gender Pay Gap reported in schools

04 Apr 2018

With the 4 April 2018 deadline for submitting gender pay gap information looming, of 181 primary and secondary schools who have now reported on their pay figures only 11 pay women more than men. And of the 100 companies with the biggest pay gap across England, Wales and Scotland that have reported on…

Questions we have been asked this month

23 Mar 2018

Q. Is it possible to employ agency teachers to cover teaching staff who are going on strike? A. It is not lawful to supply agency workers to perform the duties normally performed by an employee who is taking part in a strike. Regulation 7 of the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment…

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Guidance from EAT on standard of investigation required by school on dismissal of staff

Mr Hargreaves ('the Claimant') was a teacher of Art and Design from 1 September 2005 until 17 June 2016 at the…

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