Use Of A Competitive Interview In Redundancy Process

Gwynedd Council v Shelley Barratt & Anor The Claimants (Shelley Barratt & Anor) in this case were teachers who were made redundant by Gwynedd Council following a reorganisation of school...


Constructive Dismissal – The Last Straw

Can a claim for constructive dismissal succeed even where the “last straw” tipping the employee into resigning is completely innocuous? Yes, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the recent case of...


Primary School Teachers Win Their ET Case After Being Dismissed For ‘Inflating’ SATS Results

Three primary school teachers in Hertfordshire who were dismissed from their jobs due to the fact that pupils’ SATS results were unexpectedly good have won their Employment Tribunal (ET) case...


Education & The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

On Friday 17th April (the working day before the HMRC portal to claim under the CJRS opened), the Government produced more detailed guidance for employers in the education sector about...


Employee Fairly Dismissed For Failing To Disclose Child Protection Issue

Facts of the case The Claimant had been employed by the Probation Service as a Probationary Service Officer since 1994. In 2014, it was alleged that she had been violent...


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...


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