Many schools are currently experiencing a higher than usual level of staff turnover. Coupled with this, significant staff absence has led many schools to rely on an number of transitory staff, including agency supply staff. What are the employment law considerations for schools and academy trusts facing these staffing challenges? Alacoque Marvin explains.
Many schools are finding it more difficult than ever to recruit and retain the high quality of staff they need. Sue Cowley outlines the importance of a successful strategy and provides advice for attracting and keeping the best teachers.
It has been difficult to find the time to listen to parents recently. However, taking their views and needs into account can improve parental engagement. Simon Hay outlines the findings of his research and the implications for school leaders.
Over the past months, schools have grappled with the challenge of delivering remote learning. It’s not only about securing the output. It’s also about ensuring that students can receive it. Emily Kempthorne explains how Bishop Young Academy has risen to the task.
Mike Ellerby advocates that now is the time to review your health and safety procedures to continue to protect staff and pupils.
We may be operating in extraordinary times, but people will still be leaving their jobs and managers will still need to appoint new members of staff. What factors need to be taken into consideration when appointing with restrictions in place? Yvonne Hardiman gives some advice for those wishing to retain their staff as well as to recruit.