Around 20% of Edapt subscribers are teaching and working in independent schools. We have supported our independent school subscribers by providing support during allegations, sending accompaniment to grievance and disciplinary hearings to answering questions about pay and working conditions, maternity leave and jury service.
You may be invited to have a protected conversation with your headteacher if you have an on-going dispute with your school and are thinking about leaving. It is also possible to have a protected conversation even where there is no dispute. Essentially, it is an ‘off-the-record’ discussion about terminating your employment contract on agreed terms.
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!).
After a summer break which feels like it has gone much too quickly, you come to the realisation that you will have to eventually return to school. For the majority of teachers the first day back will be INSET where you can mentally prepare yourself to transition into ‘school mode.’
Over the last academic year, we have supported more subscribers than ever before achieving a 99% casework satisfaction rating on the quality of support we provide. We always try and achieve the best outcomes for our subscribers while maintaining a high-quality, accessible and personalised service.
You might have joined a different school, starting a new school year or have been allocated new classes half-way through the school year. You may be confused about your new timetable, how much ‘planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time is allocated to you or concerned about teaching a particular class during period six.
You might be heading back to school from the summer holidays and wondering about the amount of INSET days you will have to attend this academic year. You might think you are being asked to attend an excessive amount of days, or you are attending additional training outside your normal working hours.
You might have been informed that your school will be going through a restructuring process and you are concerned on the impact it might have on your role, especially if redundancies are taking place. In this article, we explain the process which your school must follow, what can be involved in the consultation process and other factors to take into consideration.