Appeals for teacher assessed grades will be a cause for concern for teachers, students and schools this summer. Already there are reports of parents contacting lawyers about how to appeal against their children’s grades.
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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.