The Employment Rights Act 1999 outlines details on employment rights in work, the right for accompaniment for disciplinary and grievance hearings amongst other laws. It applies to employees in different sectors and not just those in schools.
The ERA 1999 is an Act of Parliament which outlines details on employment rights in work, the right for accompaniment for disciplinary and grievance hearings amongst other laws. It applies to employees in different sectors and not just those in schools.
When I tell people I’m not in a union, then, their reaction ranges from shock to horror. It’s only when I then explain that I use Edapt, which provides specialist legal support for teachers, that they calm down a little. Most don’t realise there is an alternative to unions.
‘Covid catch-up’ will become the next education buzzword, but what exactly will it entail for pupils, teachers and schools? The precise details on potentially extending the school day, summer schools and changes to the school calendar haven’t been published yet, but many teachers and parents are anxious about the implications.
Why do supply teachers subscribe to Edapt? Robert Pokorny is an Edapt subscriber and founder of Scheme Support. In the following blog post he writes about his experience of supply teaching and why his subscription to Edapt is indispensable.
We know this will be a very difficult and concerning time for you with news on school closures and preparing online learning for your pupils. If you are an Edapt subscriber, we will support you with any employment related questions you would like to raise.
We hope you are looking forward to a relaxing and peaceful Christmas. It’s been a difficult year for us all and the team at Edapt wish you an enjoyable time away from school. Our ‘virtual office’ will be closed from 5pm Tuesday 22nd December and will reopen at 8am Monday 4th January.
Teacher vaccines and when school staff will receive them will be a hot topic for debate. It was announced this week that the NHS will be ready from December to roll out the new coronavirus vaccine, if it gets approved. With teachers interacting with pupils and parents on a daily basis, will school staff be towards the front of the queue to receive the vaccine?