What governing bodies should expect from school leaders and what school leaders should expect from governing bodies
Why do we need a strategy? Wellbeing is not some touchy-feely concept that can be adopted by ticking a box. Nor is it simply having a well-written policy commitment to a healthy workplace. Wellbeing at work is a culture that needs to take root across the whole organisation; and not least by those who lead.
It is common for staff in schools and colleges to have an express term written into their contract that sets out the required period of notice to be given by their employer. Alternatively the contract may refer to a collective agreement (eg. the burgandy book) that sets out notice terms.
We look in brief at how this particular piece of legislation can be important when considering entitlement to redundancy payments.
The contract of employment is the basis of the relationship between employer and employee.
Educational institutions can restructure at any time.
Ill health and incapacity are something all of us may experience during our working lives.
Suspension has long been the default response in schools and colleges for any employee suspected of misconduct.
Faced with poor treatment from their employer, the question of constructive dismissal is often raised by our members.
Sadly long working hours remain a problem in the education sector. In Colleges and adult education there are no specific rules on the hours a manger can be required to work.