Education legislation update — May 2019

10 May 2019

John Fowler, Independent Commentator, and Policy Manager, Local Government Information Unit, looks back at recent legislation on school education, and what might come next.

Health, safety and goodwill during Ramadan

1 May 2019

At Ramadan, participating employees often have to manage extra physical and mental stresses, fatigue and dehydration. Jon Herbert describes how flexibility, discussion and forward planning from employers can help everyone involved.

Dismissal before a TUPE transfer

1 May 2019

Few issues in employment law worry employers more than dealing with the complex rules involved in the transfer of a business or service: the dreaded Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations — usually known as “TUPE”.

Providing support to carers in the workplace

1 May 2019

With an ageing population, UK employers are experiencing an increase in numbers of those within their workforce who are undertaking unpaid care. In 2019, research by Carers UK revealed that one in seven of all workers have caring responsibilities that they are managing alongside their professional lives, with over two million having reduced working hours in order to meet their responsibilities. A staggering nearly 2.6 million people are reported to have given up work in order to care full time, with around 600 people leaving work every day over the past two years.

Right to work checks: a Brexit update

16 April 2019

Following last week’s developments, the UK is now legally set to leave the EU on 31 October 2019 unless a deal can be reached before that date.

E-safety in schools

9 April 2019

Former Head, Michael Evans, looks at the issues surrounding e-safety and what schools can do to help pupils stay safe and make positive contributions online.

Proposed changes to inspections

20 March 2019

On 16 January, Ofsted published a range of documents on the proposed changes to school inspections, including the official consultation. Tony Powell, consultant educationist, explains the main points for consideration here.