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October 19, 2016

Shared Parental Pay – First tribunal case of its kind

The landmark case of Snell v Network Rail has made history awarding £30,000 to a father for sex discrimination in relation to shared parental leave. The case was based around parents who worked at the same organisation and therefore argued that they should have been subject to the same conditions. Read the details of the case. 

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October 19, 2016

How to avoid workplace maternity discrimination claims

The Citizens Advice Bureau reports that it has seen a 58%* increase in the number of maternity leave queries in the last two years. Organisational culture determines how new and expectant mothers are treated and the culture often comes from the top. What’s the culture in your organisation and is it a culture you’re proud of? Here are our top tips to support new and expectant mothers

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October 19, 2016

Managing Staff Attendance – What are the school's responsibilities?

There are many different ways to approach management but there are some key principles to making it work. Here are our top tips.

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October 19, 2016

How can you reduce stress-related absences?

Over 40% of respondents to the last Absence Management Survey reported that stress-related absence in their organisation had increased over the past year. However, only just over half are actually taking steps to reduce stress in the workplace. Click here to read our tips

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October 19, 2016

New features of SAM

We’re always making improvements to help save you even more time and provide an even better service. Just in case you missed any of our new features released in September, here is a quick reminder.

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October 16, 2016

Supporting Pupil Wellbeing in Schools

An “outstanding” Ofsted judgement is made when “The school’s thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their physical wellbeing enables pupils to thrive”. How do you demonstrate this?

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July 18, 2016

Justine Greening replaces Nicky Morgan as Education Secretary

As well as being responsible for schools, colleges and universities, she also becomes the Minister for Women and Equalities. Her new department will expand to take on responsibility for universities and she will inherit a higher education bill, which could raise tuition fees in England, with a second reading due next week.

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July 18, 2016

New standard for teachers’ professional development

New guidance issued will help to focus on achieving the greatest improvement for pupil outcomes and to develop teachers as respected members of the profession. It will help anyone using the standard to understand in more detail the requirements for implementing effective professional development.

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July 18, 2016

Teacher and Leadership Pay Award Proposals

The STRB has recommended 1% uplift from September 2016 to the minima and the maxima of all classroom teacher and leadership pay ranges in the national pay framework, and to classroom teacher allowances (teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments and special educational needs (SEN) allowances).

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July 18, 2016

Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges, 5 September 2016

New statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools and Colleges published by DfE commences from 5 September 2016.

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