The Department of Education has issued new guidelines which allow elected governors to be removed if needed. Previously this has not been possible. Headteachers have campaigned for the rules to be amended so that, in rare cases where this affects the running of the school, action can be taken. The new section dictates the conditions that must be present in order for the suspension to occur.
With many old buildings having asbestos concerns, this recent case highlights the dangers of mismanagement. Canterbury Crown Court recently fined a construction company for failing to take the necessary measures when dealing with asbestos. The HSE carried out two investigations and then raised the prosecution.
It is important to understand everyone’s responsibilities for Health and Safety throughout the school. We will be looking at the responsibilities of different roles including teachers, headteachers, senior leaders and, in this article, the Governing Body.
Girls’ School fined after teacher seriously injured in fall from height
NEW GUIDANCE – Form for new chairs of trustees in academies, free schools and independent schools to verify their identity
Read the new guidance for verifying the identity of new chair of trustees.
IR35 is also known as ‘intermediaries legislation’. It’s a set of rules that affect tax and National Insurance contributions if an individual is contracted to work for a client through an intermediary. Changes will take effect from 6th April 2017, read more about the changes.
In the recent case of City of York Council v Grosset, it was reconfirmed how difficult it is to manage cases where there could be possible disability discrimination. This case reconfirmed that full advice should be taken for every individual case and circumstances before any action is taken.