Schools increasingly act as employers of their staff – so an understanding of employment law is more important than ever for those who are in charge. But where can you go for comprehensive advice and support? Employment Law in Schools conference 2010 will ensure that school managers know how to meet their employment law obligations – from safer recruitment to redundancy, dismissal and harassment claims.

Employment law changes fast – with new regulations and caselaw every few months, it is essential that managers stay on the ball. But this is particularly hard for schools whose employees have specialised employment terms. Our first keynote, on the new government guidance on managing staff employment in schools, will show you which regulations and obligations have been updated, and what school managers need to do.

The Independent Safeguarding Authority is being phased in – with significant recruitment implications. Registration starts in July, with sanctions for non-compliance operative from November – so it’s essential that schools understand their new obligations. Our second keynote explains what you need to know, including the new Vetting and Barring Scheme guidance, and some last-minute changes initiated by the Singleton Report.

Our third keynote will update you on workforce agreement changes such as Rarely Cover – increasingly significant as budgets get tighter.

Click here to see an overview of this event. You can also see details of the day in our conference programme.

Last year’s delegates said: “Very helpful. All speakers were very knowledgeable and very experienced – a positive and useful day.
DS, Headteacher, The Blue Coat School

“I attend every year – always has very interesting and relevant sessions.”
AF, Deputy Principal, George Spencer Foundation School

“Clear, consise, good notes, very informative.”
RM, Personal Manager, Dormes Wells High School

Interesting and informative day. Material to take away is good and will be useful.”
SG, Deputy Head, Oakham School

“Informative. I will be looking at policy on my return to School.”
AB, Headteacher, Fairways school

“Very useful and directly relevant – focusing on schools.”
EO, Field Officer, UCAC