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Disqualification by association

Disqualification by association

Middle leaders need to be aware of what this means for themselves and their colleagues

Recent guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) clarifies that the childcare regulations, outlining who’s disqualified from providing childcare, do apply to childcare provided in a school setting.

12 October 2015/Number of views (10190)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Keeping children safe in education: the childcare requirements (the disqualification supplementary advice)

Keeping children safe in education: the childcare requirements (the disqualification supplementary advice)

All staff members must understand their responsibility to disclose any convictions, cautions, court orders, reprimands or warnings that may affect their suitability to work with children

Under current legal requirements around disqualification, every early years worker mustn’t have been disqualified from working with children, and every early years worker mustn’t be living with someone who’s been disqualified.   

12 January 2015/Number of views (8782)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
How should I deal with difficult working relationships?

How should I deal with difficult working relationships?

This guide sets out what practical steps you can take to help deal with difficult working relationships

A checklist to consider before you begin to deal with your difficult working relationship.

28 August 2014/Number of views (8842)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Dismissal – five fair reasons for dismissal

Dismissal – five fair reasons for dismissal

This advice sets out the fair reasons for dismissal.

If your employer dismisses you, they must have a fair reason for doing so

28 August 2014/Number of views (20924)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
What should I do if I’m suspended?

What should I do if I’m suspended?

This brief guide sets out some advice to members who are suspended from work whilst an investigation into alleged misconduct is undertaken.

When a serious allegation of misconduct is made against you, your employer may, at its discretion, decide to suspend you

27 August 2014/Number of views (12972)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Safeguarding: professional role and relevance to wider implications

Safeguarding: professional role and relevance to wider implications

Schools, and those working within schools, are defined as being in a ‘regulated activity’

As a professional working in a school, you need to be aware that sometimes there are wider safeguarding consequences linked to your role.

27 August 2014/Number of views (8174)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Pre-termination negotiations: a brief guide

Pre-termination negotiations: a brief guide

An employment law change, which came into effect on 29 July 2013

New freedom for employers and employees to have confidential ‘off the record’ discussions about the employee leaving their employment on agreed terms

26 August 2014/Number of views (8538)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Child protection allegation against you

Child protection allegation against you

Any allegation made against a member of school staff must be immediately referred by the school to the local authority designated officer (LADO)

It's not the role of the school to investigate allegations unless initially advised to do so by the LADO

21 August 2014/Number of views (9311)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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