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Education eNews  July 2017


The Apprenticeship Levy and Education

The apprenticeship levy ('the levy') is now in force. The levy will affect employers with a salary bill over £3 million per year. The employer is required to pay 0.5% of their total salary bill (in most cases this will be basic pay including any additional allowances) less a £15,000 allowance.


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Questions we've been asked this month

Q. We have a member of support staff whom has accepted employment elsewhere but has not formally tendered her resignation as of yet. How does this impact on my ability to recruit a replacement?

A. Practically speaking it would be advisable to keep an eye on the situation and ask the member of staff when you can expect to hear from them in respect of the resignation.

In terms of the recruitment process, whilst you may wish to...


How safe are safeguarding dismissals?

In most cases a safeguarding issue necessitating measures to protect a child will be the paramount consideration for most Education providers. However, as an employer you have to balance that consideration with fairness to your employee or risk facing an Employment Tribunal claim.

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Beating the budget challenge - Managing Schools' Finance

4th October  |  08:30 - 10:40

Exchange Station, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool, L2 2QP

Forbes' Employment Team, in conjunction with Randstad, are running a free breakfast seminar to provide practical tips and points to consider when trying to balance the budgets in the new academic year.

For more information and to book your place please click here.


Education based Mock Employment Tribunal

29th November  |  08:30 - 11:15
Education Partnership Trust, Pleckgate Road, Blackburn, BB1 8QA

The Mock Tribunal, played out by the Forbes' Education Team will demonstrate a realistic insight into the workings of an Employment Tribunal case in relation to performance management and misconduct in a School setting.

The prospect of going to an employment tribunal can be daunting. Unless you've done it before, it's difficult to imagine what it's like to be examined and cross-examined, to present a case cogently, and supply evidence to a judge and panel. Our mock employment tribunals are designed for anyone with staff management responsibilities, including Headteachers, Senior Leadership Teams, School Business Managers and School Governors. 

For more information and to book your place please click here.


From all of the Education team at Forbes we hope you've had a successful end of term and wish you an enjoyable summer break.

Our next Lancashire Education Forum on the 9th November is going to be themed on the GDPR update to help get you ready for May 2018.


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