Can Ukrainian refugees go to school?

20 May 2022

A few Ukrainian families have moved to our area and have made applications for the children to go to our school. We are fully subscribed. Are they eligible for a school place and are we obliged to take them?

Checking job applicants’ social media

19 April 2022

Ahead of next term’s recruitment round, we are reviewing our recruitment policy and procedures. Our HR admin assistant has suggested that we need to check job applicants’ social media accounts. Is this allowed?

Wellness and recovery action plans

4 April 2022

An employee has been diagnosed with a mental health illness. It has been suggested that we can develop with the employee a Wellness and Recovery Action Plan to assist them at work. What is this?

Ramadan and holiday entitlement

29 March 2022

A number of my employees are practising Muslims. They have complained that they consider themselves to be forced to take time off over Christmas (because we have a one week shut down) and yet they have to use up their holiday entitlement if they want to take time off over Ramadan, which lasts for a month. They believe this amounts to religious discrimination. What can we do?

Health and Safety Executive reporting

14 March 2022

Recently, a pupil suffered a minor incident in the playground. He did not need medical intervention, but we informed the parents and they have insisted that we report the incident to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Does a minor incident have to be reported?

Eating disorders

4 March 2022

How can we recognise the signs and symptoms of eating disorders in students?