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STPCD 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

The STPCD 2015 was published last week and will become effective on 1 September 2015.  Read more

Employment Law Updates - July 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

As the holidays draw closer we thought we'd provide a brief update on recent developments regarding educational employment matters, please see a summary of these below. Read more

HSE Prosecution - Tallescopes

Friday, July 10, 2015

If your school uses a tallescope or a scaffold tower you should be aware of the following HSE prosecution. Stafford Borough Council was fined after an incident at a theatre in which a worker suffered fractured bones in his back and as a result was unable to bear weight on his right leg for four weeks. Read more

Employment Law Updates - April 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

There are some significant changes to employment law as of 5 April 2015, particularly in the area of family leave. The headline news is the introduction of shared parental leave, but various other changes have also taken effect. Read more

HSE Prosecution

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The governors of a school in Kent have been prosecuted after a pupil was severely injured when he was hit by a shot put during a routine multi-sport PE lesson in June 2014. Read more

Construction Design and Management (CDM) - Regulation Change

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 have been amended and CDM 2015 will be released on 6th April 2015.  Read more

E-Cigarettes

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Electronic cigarettes have become increasingly popular in the last 12 months but most employers are unsure of how to treat them. On the one hand employers want to be seen to assist employees who use them to stop smoking. However, some also feel that if they don’t treat e-cigatettes in the same way as normal cigarettes, it may undermine the existing smoking restrictions in force on the employer’s premises.  Read more

Updated guidance from the Department for Education regarding Disqualification

Monday, March 09, 2015

As a result of the high volume of complaints and criticisms which followed the DfE guidance issued in October 2014 regarding the Childcare Act 2006 and specifically the implications of the disqualification sections, the DfE have recently issued new guidance. Read more

Allergic Reaction – New Legislation

Friday, February 27, 2015

All schools are likely to have at least one pupil or employee who is severely food-allergic, and many schools will have more. Peanut allergy is particularly common, with one in 70 children nationwide thought to be affected.  Read more

Disqualification and disqualification by association

Monday, December 01, 2014

This is one of the employment-related ‘hot topics’ which Ofsted are currently interested in. You may wish to amend your single central records to include a section which allows you to demonstrate regular checks are being carried out to identify whether any teachers are disqualified.  Read more


Don't forget...

.... that our HR Advisory service now includes an annual visit to your school.  You can use this visit to apprise us of any new developments in your school or alternatively to assist you with any HR issues that are better dealt with face to face.

There is no extra cost for this visit and it is available to all HR Advisory clients old and new.  If you would like to book a visit by one of our consultants to your school, please contact us on 0845 459 7013.

"Judicium's speed of response is outstanding. I have two named contacts who always respond to any queries within 24 hours. Their background in private legal practice means they are employment law specialists whose advice is robust and unequivocal. I have found their legal advice to be consistently excellent.” Shaun Farrington, Head teacher - Burford Primary School

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