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Category: Protection

What's coming soon to Edapt?

logoWe're excited to be starting the process of bringing some great changes to Edapt.

We've been quiet on the Edapt blog for a while, but it's been because we've been busy looking at what's important to our subscribers and making sure that we meet their needs...

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Winter Update 2015

web_previewThere are some exciting updates coming to Edapt in the next few months and we thought we'd share a few of them with you...

We're now responding to and supporting over 100 support enquiries per month varying from minor policy related issues, through to issuing tribunal proceedings on behalf of our teachers. We pride ourselves on the quality of our casework, and the feedback we receive always...

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Legal costs are now covered up to £100,000

alternative_smallWe've just entered our third year supporting teachers across England and Wales and we're really pleased to announce that every subscriber to Edapt is now supported up to £100,000 of legal costs.  Every year as we continue to grow, we take on feedback from our teachers and look for ways to improve our service and support our aim to ensure the quality of support is the best in the sector...

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Guidance during upcoming strike action - July 10th 2014

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A period of industrial action is difficult  for all teachers whether they choose to take part or not.  Edapt has published guidance for all teachers, including for those teachers who will not be taking part in the strike action, on what procedures they need to follow during industrial action.

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ACAS Early Conciliation: How could it affect you as a teacher?

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Early Conciliation came into force on 6 April 2014 meaning that any teacher or school employee will need to notify ACAS in the event they intend to pursue an Employment Tribunal claim against their school or local authority.  For the first month this will be a voluntary process but from 6 May 2014 anybody wishing to present a claim to the Employment Tribunal will have to comply.  So what does this mean for you?

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Guidance during national strike action

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A period of industrial action is difficult  for all teachers whether they choose to take part or not.  Edapt has published guidance for all teachers, including for those teachers who will not be taking part in the strike action, on what procedures they need to follow during industrial action.

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Allegations: Why we do what we do

fbackIn the press recently there have been a number of scare stories about malicious allegations against teachers.  Whilst genuinely malicious allegations are very rare such events can be incredibly damaging to your teaching career.  Here's how we dealt with a recent allegation against a teacher.

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Sign up today for a £15 amazon.co.uk voucher

xmas_card_coverAs a special festive period gift from edapt, we're offering a £15 amazon.co.uk voucher for all new subscribers before 31st January 2014!  We've also got a very special offer for existing subscribers who refer colleagues.  Click below to find out more.

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FREE subscription until 2014

squareEdapt is the teachers' union alternative providing support and protection to teachers.  96% of teachers told us their primary reason for joining a trade union was for support in employment issues or allegation. Edapt exists as an alternative to the unions for this core support.

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Guidance during strike action

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A period of industrial action is difficult  for all teachers whether they have chosen to take part or not.  Edapt has published guidance for all teachers, including for those teachers who will not be taking part in the strike action, on what procedures they need to follow during industrial action.

Download the guidance

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Refer your colleagues to edapt

Referral ArrowDo you want to reduce your edapt subscription - you can make it free with enough referrals!

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It's our birthday!

chocolate-birth-day-cake.jpgEdapt is one year old today!  As a gift, for today only, a new subscription to edapt is £10 for the WHOLE YEAR for all teachers and teaching assistants.

Over the past year we've grown to have subscribers all over England and Wales and we've provided support to many of those teachers, sometimes in cases where they were told their union couldn't help.

If you'd like to have a piece of the cake too, just sign up today!

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Industrial action advice from our legal team

In preparation for the industrial action in the North West on Thursday 27th June, our legal team have prepared some short guidance videos for teachers.

If colleagues are striking, what am I legally expected to do?

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Industrial action - NW June 27th

Guidance for teachers during industrial action

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In preparation for the series of joint industrial action from the teacher unions NUT and NASUWT starting in the North West on June 27th, Edapt has published guidance for all teachers, including for those teachers who will not be taking part in the strike action, on what procedures they need to follow during industrial action.

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Blog: Scaremongering myths

HearnoThe world I have been inhabiting while visiting schools to investigate how they manage performance is a world in which teachers are increasingly taking ownership of their professional development. If I were to rely on the press and social media for my understanding, I would see a very different world being portrayed in the response to the School Teachers Review Body (STRB) recommendations. Some scaremongering myths should be addressed.

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Blog: Capability information – an extension of performance management, or a tool for discrimination?

Lemons2Is legislation requiring schools to pass on information about whether a teacher has been subject to capability procedures a recognition of the need for continuous development to be supported, or an excuse for discrimination?

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Infographic: The Landscape of Teacher Support

InfographiciconAn infographic illustrating key statistics relating to teacher support needs - including the outcome of allegation investigations involving teachers, the number of disciplinary cases involving teachers, and the average number of sick days taken by teachers.

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Update: Teachers’ Pay Review

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“It is a scandal in this country to-day that one education authority can pay a teacher, teaching the same number of scholars as another teacher, such a tremendous amount less than that which is paid by another education authority.”

Captain Albert Smith, House of Commons, 1918

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An interview with: Jonathan Holden

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An interview with Jonathan Holden, Employment Lawyer from edapt's legal partner Forbes Solicitors. Why did he become an employment lawyer, and what's it like representing teachers?

 

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