Questions and Answers

Content of an appraisal scheme — appraising staff

21 January 2019

What are the main issues that an appraisal scheme should cover?

Requirement to carry out staff appraisals — appraising staff

21 January 2019

Is there any reason in law why we should conduct staff appraisals?

Effective appraisal interviewing — appraising staff

21 January 2019

What are the key skills required for a successful appraisal interview?

Pay awards and appraisal — appraising staff

21 January 2019

Is it good practice to use staff appraisal interviews and outcomes to determine pay rises?

Advice on screen time

16 January 2019

We have many parents asking for advice on screen time for their children. Is there any guidance?

Revision of EYFS Profile and early learning goals

14 January 2019

I have heard that the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Profile and early learning goals (ELGs) are being revised. When will this take effect?

Unauthorised day off

10 January 2019

It appears that an employee has had an unauthorised day off. He phoned in sick but then posted images of himself at Royal Ascot on social media. How should I deal with him?

Preference for a female recruit — recruitment and selection

2 January 2019

I intend to recruit for a personal assistant to work alongside me. I would prefer to engage a woman — can I insist on this or could there be any repercussions if I do so?

Written warnings

2 January 2019

A member of staff had a first written warning in the autumn term of the last academic year. There have been no further instances of the behaviour that resulted in the warning. How long should this warning remain on the file?

Conducting a selection interview — recruitment and selection

2 January 2019

What is the most effective way to structure a selection interview?

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