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July 1, 2016

SAM on tour - LASBM Conferences

We had a wonderful time meeting all the lovely people at the LASBM conference at Ribby Hall and Dunkenhalgh. Take a look at the photos from the event.

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June 27, 2016

Term-time absence for pupils

More clarity has been called for on what constitutes special circumstances for absence, after a father won an appeal at the High Court last month.

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June 27, 2016

Be careful when agreeing variations to contracts

Guidance from the case of Globe Motors Inc v TRW Lucas Variety Electric Steering Ltd highlighted that variations to contracts can be both verbal and in writing, even if, in a contract, it specified that variations needed to be in writing. Read more ...

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June 27, 2016

The Story of SAM, Staff Absence Management Software for schools

Want to know what SAM does in a nutshell - check out our new animation.

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June 24, 2016

Can a job offer be withdrawn based on absence records?

Recent case-law has added further weight to the argument surrounding reasonable adjustments and considerations in relation to absence. In West v Yorkshire Ambulance Services NHS Trust, the tribunal ruled that the nurse was discriminated against based on her disability when a job offer was withdrawn. Read more about this case and the guidance it produced

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June 24, 2016

Top tips for managing staff absence in schools

Here are just a few things to think about ready for the start of the new school year.   

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June 24, 2016

Can schools save money on absence and supply costs? £237m spent last year.

There has been a lot of coverage in the press recently about the amount schools have been spending on supply cover. The survey, carried out in December 2015 by the Department of Education, looked at total expenditure of schools 2014-15 and how that was broken down. Read our article for more information on how this could be reduced.

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June 24, 2016

NASBM’s guidance on improving school financial outcomes and how SAM can help

NASBM recently published their guidance on how schools can improve financial outcomes. The key points are summarised in this article for you. 

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May 17, 2016

Clarification on the Government’s position on academisation

Following the Government’s u-turn in regards to academisation, they have now issued an update to clarify their views.

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May 4, 2016

Things to consider if you are dismissing someone due to ill health

Case-law has given some guidance in relation to dismissing someone due to ill health. In order to fulfil these obligations and follow a fair process we would recommend considering these points.

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