• Legal provisions The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires the employer – so far as is reasonably practicable – to maintain a place of work “in a condition that is safe and without risks to health and the provision and maintenance of means of access to and egress from it that are safe and without such risks”. Moreover, the…
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  • Commenting on Early Years Workforce Development in England, an EPI report funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said:
    “This careful and detailed report shows that while early years provision has grown in size since 2010, it still suffers from serious issues of quality – issues which are the…
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  • Scenario 1 A school closes with immediate effect, without warning, and will not re-open A school usually closes in these circumstances because it has run out of money. An insolvent school will normally be placed into administration and a liquidator will be appointed. How and when you will receive any monies owed to you will depend on whether the school has any money. The first thing you should…
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  • Introduction This procedure sets out the steps to be followed when the head teacher/principal believes that an employee is failing consistently to perform their duties to a professionally acceptable standard. The primary objective is to ensure maximum support through guidance, counselling and training in order that the employee's performance improves, and the problem is resolved. Concerns…
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  • This checklist should be used alongside the NEU’s model policy on capability to help you negotiate a policy acceptable to the union. The NEU’s policy position The objective of formal and/or informal support should be to improve staff performance where appropriate, and not to penalise staff for failing to meet management expectations, nor to ‘…
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