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16 Feb 2018

Q. Can a fixed term contract (FTC) be brought to an end before its expiry? Does a fixed term worker have the same rights? A. It is commonly mistaken that a Fixed Term Worker does not share the same rights as a permanent employee. Under the Fixed Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable…

Suspension of Employees in Schools

16 Feb 2018

In a recent Court of Appeal case ( Simon Agreyo v London Borough of Lambeth (Appeal)) the court concluded that suspension should not be a ' knee-jerk' reaction and that alternative options that would be reasonable should be taken into consideration. This case has followed on from similar case…

Questions we have been asked this month

08 Dec 2017

Q. There has been some confusion that has arisen as to the exact salary of a part-time worker. The contract does not state the salary but only refers to it being pro-rated to the full time equivalent. How can we ensure certainty in the future? A. Whilst it is common practice to state that a…

Questions we have been asked this month

21 Nov 2017

Q. In 2015 member of staff in discussing workload with another more junior member of staff has purportedly authorised an increase in hours for the junior staff member equating to 7 hours per week. The junior staff member had not realised until now and has since raised a grievance regarding the…

GDPR: Are you Ready?

16 Nov 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the UK from 25 May 2018 and will apply to all ' controllers ' and ' processors ' of ' personal data' . The education sector holds vast amounts of personal data relating to its employees, students and pupils…

Are you prepared for the GDPR?

03 Oct 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the UK from 25 May 2018 and will apply to all ' controllers ' and ' processors ' of ' personal data' . The education sector holds vast amounts of personal data relating to its employees, students and pupils…

Questions we have been asked this month

03 Oct 2017

Q. Will an NQT teacher accrue continuous service for the purposes of unfair dismissal? A. The answer to this question will depend on where the service was accrued and the governance structure of the school. If the NQT trained at the same school into which they have qualified, then it is likely…

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