Our 2017 'Top Ten' advice topics so far

Our 2017 'Top Ten' advice topics so far

A summary and links to our top ten pieces of advice to members in 2017

 A round up of the most valued advice we have issued to members so far this year

18 July 2017/Number of views (3091)/Comments (0)/
Teachers' Pensions Update July 2017

Teachers' Pensions Update July 2017

Guidance on action to be taken in respect of information contained within benefit statements.

Latest information on teachers' pensions.
 

03 July 2017/Number of views (1668)/Comments (0)/
References - a brief guide

References - a brief guide

A head teacher's guide to providing employment references

​Providing an employment reference is something you may need to do on a number of occasions over the school year, whether this be directly or indirectly through your employing body.

20 June 2017/Number of views (2015)/Comments (0)/
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Ten top tips: managing a 'tricky' team member

Ten top tips: managing a 'tricky' team member

“It turns out the kids were the easy part!” - Anonymous school leader

Our top tips on managing 'tricky' staff members. 

26 May 2017/Number of views (4648)/Comments (0)/
How to handle difficult conversations with colleagues

How to handle difficult conversations with colleagues

This resource is designed to help you prepare for and navigate difficult conversations

This resource is designed to help school middle leaders prepare for and navigate difficult conversations, in order to maximise the chances of a positive outcome.

27 April 2017/Number of views (4740)/Comments (0)/
Recorded conversations with parents and employees

Recorded conversations with parents and employees

A school leader's guide to dealing with requests from both parents and staff to record meetings and conversations.

Advice on parents and employees recording meetings in school.

11 April 2017/Number of views (3198)/Comments (0)/
Mediation advice

Mediation advice

When and how mediation can help in a workplace dispute

The overriding aim of workplace mediation is to restore and maintain the employment relationship, wherever possible.

03 April 2017/Number of views (2447)/Comments (0)/
Supporting a mature workforce

Supporting a mature workforce

Pragmatic advice for school leaders that will help to support a maturing workforce and provide strategies to maximise the retention of valued staff.

Advice and strategies on supporting a maturing workforce and maximising the retention of valued staff.

28 March 2017/Number of views (2179)/Comments (0)/
Ten top tips for teachers with leadership responsibilities and handy self-evaluation tool

Ten top tips for teachers with leadership responsibilities and handy self-evaluation tool

Supporting you in your role as a school leader

Two handy resources to support you in juggling the responsibilities of teaching, leading and managing your career progression. 

21 March 2017/Number of views (3452)/Comments (0)/
Alcohol and drugs at work

Alcohol and drugs at work

A brief guide on what school leaders need to know when dealing with alcohol and drugs at work

What school leaders need to know when dealing with alcohol and drugs at work. 

28 February 2017/Number of views (2502)/Comments (0)/
12 Questions That Every Middle Leader Should Be Prepared to Answer

12 Questions That Every Middle Leader Should Be Prepared to Answer

Questions providing a good starting point for any middle leader

It is highly likely that at some point in your career as a middle leader you will be asked to talk about your role and the impact you are having. Whether it’s a local authority adviser, an Ofsted inspector or anyone else seeking to find out more about the effectiveness of middle leadership in your school, there are some key questions which you are likely to encounter.

20 February 2017/Number of views (5510)/Comments (0)/
Dress Codes for school staff

Dress Codes for school staff

This advice note covers all you need to consider in the drafting of a Dress Code for school staff and its subsequent implementation.

Our latest advice on dress codes outlines the benefits of delivering a clear and concise dress code for staff.

14 February 2017/Number of views (3306)/Comments (0)/
Running Successful Meetings

Running Successful Meetings

Five top tips

Running successful meetings is an often overlooked skill but one that will almost certainly be required of you as a middle leader. The times you have together with your team can be critical to your success and so it is vitally important that they go well. 

18 October 2016/Number of views (4664)/Comments (0)/
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Recruitment and retention strategies

Recruitment and retention strategies

This advice concentrates on creative strategies to recruit and retain staff. However, it also includes a legislation and useful advice section.

Schools in all phases of education are finding the recruitment and retention of teachers and leaders to be problematic. Our latest guidance provides schools with creative strategies to keep hold of their most important asset: their staff. 

20 May 2016/Number of views (5070)/Comments (0)/
A short overview of equality legislation

A short overview of equality legislation

This guidance gives a brief overview and identifies areas where schools may be vulnerable to discrimination claims from their staff

A brief overview of the Equality Act and how it impacts schools, in particular recruitment and selection, determining pay, flexible working, and sickness and absence.

24 November 2015/Number of views (8898)/Comments (0)/
Teaching and Learning Responsibility payments

Teaching and Learning Responsibility payments

Includes key extracts from the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document

Governors may award a TLR to a classroom teacher for a sustained additional responsibility, for which the teacher is made accountable. Find out more, including information on differentials, salary safeguarding and other matters.

29 September 2015/Number of views (14740)/Comments (0)/
Discipline in schools – teachers’ powers

Discipline in schools – teachers’ powers

The powers members of staff have to discipline pupils

Advice on managing behaviour in school.

27 July 2015/Number of views (12283)/Comments (0)/
Disclosure and barring

Disclosure and barring

Summary of changes

The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 sets out a range of changes to the Disclosure and barring service, which now carries out the work of the Criminal records bureau (CRB) and Independent safeguarding authority (ISA).

06 July 2015/Number of views (7388)/Comments (0)/
Induction for newly qualified teachers (England)

Induction for newly qualified teachers (England)

If you need further advice, ask our experts

We want to draw your attention to a particular section in the statutory guidance from the DfE clarifying the roles of the head teacher and appropriate body on completion of the induction of newly qualified teachers (NQTs) in your school.

02 February 2015/Number of views (7967)/Comments (0)/
Staff ratios

Staff ratios

The DfE has published health and safety guidance for schools

Health and safety is ultimately the responsibility of the employer.

01 December 2014/Number of views (8313)/Comments (0)/
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How praise can lead to self-doubt – and what to do about it

It feels great to be told we are brilliant, and it makes us more successful.

Jackie Beere

The year ahead

As every teacher will tell you, the start of a new school year brings with it a tangible sense of new beginnings.

James Bowen

New middle leaders: what issues do they face and what training would help?

Newly appointed middle leaders could benefit from some tailored training in their new roles, according to a new research project.

Susan Young