Dismissal & Adverse Treatment Of Head Teacher Amounted To Constructive Dismissal & Sexual Orientation Discrimination

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently handed down its judgment in the case of Tywyn Primary School v Aplin where it found that a school’s dismissal of a Head...


Suspending Employee Did Not Breach Implied Term Of Trust & Confidence

In the recent Court of Appeal case of London Borough of Lambeth v Agoreyo, the Court had to consider whether a school had breached the implied term of trust and...


Employment Appeal Tribunal Deemed That It Was Fair For A School To Withhold Evidence From Disciplinary Panel

In the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Hargreaves v Governing Body of Manchester Grammar School, it was found not to have been unfair for the school to withhold...


Department For Education Confirms Teacher’s Pay For New Academic Year

At the beginning of the summer break, the Department for Education (DfE) announced a pay rise of up to 3.5% for teachers from September 2018 and that extra funding would...


Strike Action In Schools

There have been a few news items recently in relation to possible strike action, which could affect a large number of staff, students, governing bodies and school leaders in schools...


Can I Take My Child On Holiday?

As the school holidays approach many separated couples ask themselves if they are able to take their child or children on holiday without the consent of the other parent. Can...


Disciplinary And Grievance Procedures In Schools – Is It Time For A Review?

With only weeks to go until the summer break, HR professionals and those that are responsible for staffing issues in schools may be considering which policies to review and update...


Education Providers: Deadline To Publish Facilities Time Information

On 1 April 2017, regulations came into force which require many education providers to publish information about facilities time before 31 July 2018. However, with the already increased pressures on...


Headteacher Dismissed For Failure To Disclose Friendship With A Convicted Sex Offender

A recent Supreme Court judgment has confirmed that a school’s governing body acted fairly in dismissing a Headteacher following her failure to disclose an association with a convicted sex offender....


Is Your School GDPR Ready?

From 25 May 2018, there will be a change to the law on data protection as the Data Protection Act 1998 is replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)....


School Admission Appeals

What should I do if I’m not happy with my allocated school? In March and April each year, parents across the country find out which new school their child will attend. In most...


School Admissions in Leicester & Leicestershire

Do councils in Leicestershire have a legal obligation to ensure that each child attends a suitably local school? The Leicester City and Leicestershire County Councils have a legal duty to...