Governing Bodies have wide ranging responsibilities relating to staffing in schools, which can vary between maintained schools and academies. They range from, ensuring schools have an appropriate policy framework in place that complies with education and employment law, to Headteacher Appraisal and Performance Related Pay. This area of the Better Governor website contains articles and guidance documents focusing on school HR issues, written by governors, for governors to ensure you are up-to-date with current legislation and best practice.
This Better Governor webinar will explore the role of governance in recruiting headteachers and focus on best practice in ensuring schoools secure the leadership they deserve. The cost of not being successful in recruiting a headteacher places a significant premium on getting the whole process right first time. Governing Bodies and Trust Boards need to ensure that investing in a recruitment process delivers value for money.
New regulations have removed Disqualification by Association, for individuals working in childcare in non-domestic settings such as schools and nurseries.
The School Teachers’ Review Body 2018 report is published and the Department for Education has released a news story announcing that the Government is to fund pay rises for teachers.
This article explores new DfE guidance on the Apprenticeship Levy and what it means for schools and academies.
This short podcast features two of our governance experts, Steve Barker and Ruth Murton, discussing Headteacher Appraisal.
This screencast introduces Governors to the key elements of the process required to implement staff restructuring, including the minimum legal obligations and best practice procedure. Watch this informative video here now...
DfE revised statutory guidance on the induction of NQTs in schools was issued on December 22nd 2016. Read more about this update here...
This podcast features a focused discussion between Steve Barker and Ruth Murton, both experienced governors and governance experts, on the latest version of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD). Listen now....
The Education Secretary promised more support to free up teachers' time at the recent NASUWT conference. This article explores what school governors can do to ensure teachers' workload is not excessive.
Governing Bodies in all maintained schools and most academies are constituted with a minimum of two parent governors and at least one staff governor. The role of these elected governors is often misunderstood by parents, staff and many other governors too. This article explores their role and seeks to bust a few myths surrounding their responsibilities.