Do menopausal symptoms count as a disability? What are the implications for schools? The Equality and Human Rights Commission released new guidance on how employers should treat women experiencing menopausal symptoms with warnings about their legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010. With two thirds of working women between the ages of 40 and 60…
Teaching Apprenticeships: what has been announced? Overview It has been announced by the Department for Education (DfE) that a new teaching apprenticeship will launch this autumn. The motivation seems to be to improve recruitment to the profession providing another route in. One key aspect is to allow people to earn while they study for a…
The topic of banning mobile phones in the classroom is one which often arises and we have written about before. The Department for Education (DfE) has published new guidance for schools in England on prohibiting the use of mobile phones throughout the school day.
It’s that time of the year when we receive lots of enquiries from our subscribers about teacher resignation dates. As explained in our support article on the topic, The Burgundy Book outlines the terms and conditions for handing in your notice in maintained schools.
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Pre-existing cases are instances when school staff contact us requesting support with an employment case where the facts pre-exist their start of subscription. Typically this occurs when they are not a current subscriber of Edapt or a teaching union.
With the political party conference season now over, we look at some of the key announcements and proposals that may impact education in England over the next year and beyond. As education policy is generally devolved to the Welsh Assembly, Scottish Parliament and Northern Irish Assembly, these proposals will only directly affect English schools. With…
It’s the time of year when many teachers and school staff will be deciding their options when subscribing to a teaching union or edu-legal support such as Edapt (or in some cases both!).
Since our inception in 2012 we have supported thousands of school and college staff with high-quality, timely and personalised support. Read this post to find our more about how our subscriptions are changing for 2023-24 and beyond.
Changing teaching unions might be a decision you are currently considering. Many school staff change teaching unions during the school holidays and before the start of a new academic year.