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Our Employment team has extensive experience of acting on behalf of education establishments on both contentious and non-contentious issues.
HR and Employment support and advice is a vital part of the good governance and management of any school or college. Employees are the greatest asset of any school or college, and quality advice in this complex area is essential to success, and to the wellbeing and development of pupils, students and employees.
Services offered include:
- Sickness absence management;
- Appraisals and performance management;
- Disciplinary and dismissal;
- Grievance issues including bullying and harassment complaints;
- Terms and conditions of employment;
- Contracts of employment and variation;
- Flexible working and family friendly rights;
- Pay and equal pay;
- Equality and Diversity.
We represent teachers, educational establishments and local authorities meaning we understand the key issues and the complex challenges faced by our clients, which are often different to those in employment in the commercial business world. In addition to their advocacy skills, our team are
friendly and approachable - providing you with the service you need at what is a critical and stressful time.
We know how to best support your staff throughout the case, including how to manage their needs and expectations. Working together from the start of an issue through to presenting your defence at Tribunal, we are committed to being with you every step of the way. Our representation does not start at the Tribunal. We will appoint a team consisting of a Partner, Associate and Solicitor and either a Paralegal or a Trainee Solicitor to each Tribunal case, to ensure a breadth of knowledge and experience is brought to the preparations in the case and allowing us to ensure best value for money by allocating work to the most appropriate level. This team approach encourages a culture of challenge; a team working approach meaning that we can ensure continuity of service throughout. You will be provided with a detailed case plan and regular updates and contact throughout. We will assist you in planning from the outset to ensure those involved in the case are clear as to their responsibilities. The right levels of support and advice will be provided throughout. Our approach delivers exceptional service and value for money. Our objective is to put you in the best position to achieve the outcome you desire.
Recent Experience Includes:
We also offer Forbes Educate, bespoke education focused training available as a tailored package or one-off sessions.
For further information please contact the Head of our Education Group - Jonathan Holden
Partner & Head of Employment & Education
Employment & HR
01772 220396 / 07976 278888
Partner and Head of Public Sector Employment
Employment & HR