Why I subscribe to Edapt? I am therefore exceedingly grateful that Edapt exists to provide the support and advice that I might need one day.
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?
Emily Weston (@primaryteachew) is an Edapt subscriber and blogs about her experience moving into her new transition teacher role. We provide edu-legal support and advice for teachers and school staff, you can subscribe here.
The working world is changing for the professional workforce and the school sector has been dragging its feet to catch up. There seems to be lots of well-intentioned initiatives that are trying to identify and tackle the issue of teacher retention.