Clarifying Governance Issues
Our Commercial experts take you through the current governance issues affecting your organisation including how to approach projects and risk, Directors' Duties including the magnificent seven (Companies Act 2006 ss171-178), and introduction to corporate governance (aimed at new MAT board members) and the requirements surrounding minutes, resolutions and meetings.
Contracting with Third Parties
Simplifying third party contracting
This session deals with the issues and pitfalls which both for profit and not for profit businesses need to be aware of when entering into contracts with third parties. It will provide delegates with an overview of when and how a contract is formed, when it may be beneficial to have one in writing and negotiation tactics. The session also covers the different types of clauses that may be included within a third party contract, drawing upon case studies from within the education sector.
Data protection & GDPR:
The Essentials in Education
This session provides an overview of the obligations on education institutions in relation to GDPR and Data Protection. A detailed and wide ranging session, it can be tailored to your specific requirements to include training in relation to issues such as:
Information Sharing & GDPR
Data protection and the Police - getting the information that you need
Data protection and the medical profession
Data security breaches - what to do
Data Protection & GDPR for DPOs
Information Sharing Agreements - the pitfalls of bad drafting
Third party disclosure in legal proceedings
Subject Access Requests
Data Protection and CCTV
Timely destruction of data
Mock Data Breach Event
Would your organisation be prepared?
In this session we set out a data breach scenario and follow through the necessary steps that would be required in the event of a personal data breach. We take you through:
The immediate steps to take to mitigate the damage
When you need to make a report to the ICO
Who else needs to be notified
How to deal with any disciplinary matters
Defending claims for compensation
Lessons learned - including what could be done differently, updating policies and procedures, and reporting to governors
Navigating Freedom of Information issues for Educational Institutions
In this instructive session we explain the application of FOIA to educational institutions, consider how FOIA and Data Protection interact, and equip you how to identify and handle FOIA requests.
The application of the Environmental Information Regulations in the Education Sector
This informative session offers an overview of the EIR and their application to educational establishments, how the EIR and Data Protection interact, and how to identify and handle EIR requests.
Employment & HR
Removing uncertainty surrounding the appeal process
This session is aimed at those delegates involved in dealing with appeals against disciplinary/grievance matters. Keenly focussed on the problems that arise in an education context, it provides an overview of the importance of the appeal process, looking at relevant case law and providing genuine "hands on" tips.
Appraisals and Pay Appeals
Clarifying and streamlining the appraisal and pay appeal process
This session is designed to set out the key requirements for appraising the performance of teachers employed at educational establishments. In particular, reference is made to the assessment and reporting requirements to be followed to ensure delegates are aware of their duties when conducting an appraisal. Regulations relating to pay progression, performance related pay and their implications are also considered, adopting a practical approach to provide delegates with the confidence necessary to deal with reviews.
Conduct and Capability
Performance management in the face of growing challenges and strains in the educational sector
An interactive session designed for School Leadership Teams dealing with staffing issues. The session can be pitched at different levels, tailored to your specific requirements. Heavily interactive, it involves a role playing session in order to illustrate the potential pitfalls and problems that can be encountered on a daily basis when dealing with conduct and capability matters.
Equality and Diversity
Facilitating a fair, inclusive and diverse workplace
This session is designed to highlight the impact of the Equality Act 2010 on the workplace and to navigate the various legislative provisions governing this area of law. Recent case law is summarised in order to give delegates a full flavour of current equality and diversity issues in the workplace. The session draws on real life examples drawn from our extensive experience advising educational establishments in order to provide highly specific, relevant training.
General Legal Update
Current legal developments affecting your setting
This is a general update session that can be run on a six monthly or yearly basis in order to provide School Leadership Teams with a general update of the most important developments in education law. The session can focus on specific developments pertinent to your setting, or take the form of a general over view.
Simplifying the process, procedure and pitfalls of the investigatory process
Conducting an investigation can often seem confusing and overwhelming. Our interactive and informative Mock Investigation sessions are designed to simplify and clarify the investigative process and provide delegates with the confidence and knowledge required to conduct investigations in the workplace.
Making the recruitment process work for you
Our interactive mock recruitment session takes you through the whole recruitment process, clearly setting out the potential pitfalls and complications that may be encountered. Our practical and expert advice provides delegates with the knowledge required to make the recruitment process work for you.
Demystifying the Employment Tribunal
We offer a choice of 4 interactive Mock Tribunals covering a wide ambit of employment rights to provide clarity as to Tribunal workings and procedure. This session is aimed to provide delegates with an insight into the Tribunal forum and aims to be as realistic as possible. It encourages delegates to be involved in the decision making process in order to highlight the potential issues that regularly arise in the Employment Tribunal.
Redundancy and Reorganisation
Managing role distribution and redundancy in the funding crisis or Restructuring in the funding crisis
This interactive session details the legal framework surrounding redundancy and reorganisation; providing School Leadership Teams, Business Managers and Governors with a practical toolkit and confidence in planning the needs of Education establishments in an ever more demanding environment.
Uses and misuses - navigating the social media minefield
This increasingly popular course reviews the law around the use of social media, incorporating current government guidance to provide educational establishments with confidence in dealing with this increasingly common and difficult area. The course draws on the team's practical experience in advising educational establishments to provide delegates with best practice and practical advice on handling these issues within Schools, Colleges or other educational establishments.
Trade Union Relations
Managing and maintaining Trade Union relations
Leading experts in the latest developments in Trade Union relations, our session aims to equip delegates with the confidence and knowledge to maintain and cultivate constructive relations with staff and Trade Unions and avoid the potential for industrial action.
Transgender in Education
Keeping your workplace up to date with the ever developing law surrounding Transgender rights
This is a current and topical training session covering the legal and practical issues affecting educational institutions arising from transgender pupils, parents/carers and/or staff. We offer a comprehensive and tailored sessions ensuring institutions are up to date with the developing law in this area, and provide practical advice to ensure a positive environment is maintained.
Making your employees assets rather than liabilities
The fluid nature of workplaces in the modern world and the added complication of out of work social events can confuse the identification of the limits of employer liability. This session is designed to offer clarity to School Business Leaders as to where their potential liability may start and end. We draw on past experience and the latest case law to provide informative and valuable examples of instances when liability may be incurred to provide the necessary level of knowledge to delegates to manage staff and avoid the potential for claims.
Practical Strategies for improving health and safety standards in the Education sector
This is a session to help you better understand the processes that should be followed when an accident occurs in school. Claims are far more prevalent these days and schools need an understanding of where the focus of accident investigations should be and be aware of the importance of having the correct documentation to hand.