HR and Employment Law in Education - Programme

Wednesday 16 Jun 2021 - Wednesday 23 Jun 2021
Digital delivery

Module 1: Wednesday 16 June, 9.15am - 12.15pm

9.15am Chair's introductionDai Durbridge, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP

9.30am Lessons from the pandemic - in conversation with industry experts, chaired by Polly O'Malley, Partner, Employment Team, Stone King

Panellists: Lesley Charlesworth Hart (Director of People, Astrea Academy Trust), Simon Witham (CEO, Venn Academy Trust) and Hannah Slarks (Barrister, 11KBW chambers)

10am Employment Law updateNaseem Nabi, Partner, VWV

10.20am Q&A followed by a short break

10.40am Getting appointments right - learning from other sectors

Learning from the Health Sector to ensure robust and well scrutinised appointment decisions are made to both Board and Executive positions

Helen Badger (Partner) and Emma Hughes (Head of HR Services) Browne Jacobson LLP

11.10am Managing performance

Performance management of staff may have paused as a result of the more immediate challenges brought by Coronavirus. This session, delivered by HR experts at VWV's sister company Narrow Quay HR, will look at how to tackle both previously identified and new performance concerns in a constructive and compassionate way.

Caitlin Anniss (HR Consultant), Sarah Martin (HR Consultant), Narrow Quay HR

11.30am Restructure masterclass

A step-by-step guide to restructures and redundancies, including top tips and alternatives to redundancies

Tom Wallace (Senior HR Consultant) Browne Jacobson LLP


Module 2: Wednesday 23 June 9.15am - 12.15pm

9.15am Chair's welcome and reflectionsDai Durbridge, Browne Jacobson LLP

9.30am HR meets education law - Safeguarding cases

What to do with high level safeguarding cases and the, sometimes, conflicting LADO, Police and Employment advice/processes

Dai Durbridge and Tom Wallace, Browne Jacobson LLP

10.15am Legal update: learning from case law, Naseem Nabi, VWV

10.40am Short break

10.55am Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - unpacking the legal framework

Consider the steps schools can take to prevent discrimination, promote and improve diversity and mitigate the risks associated with the various claims which could arise in the education context.

Jean Boyle, Partner, Employment Team, Stone King

11.35am Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - considerations for HR policies and practices in schools, 

Learn about institutional failings and blindspots, workplace culture, inclusive behaviours and safe spaces.

Angie Browne and Hannah Wilson

On-demand session:

Safer recruitment and inspection update, Richard Hewitt, Senior Associate, VWV

Your delegate place includes access to both live morning modules, a full set of recordings, and wraparound resources. Benefit from the opportunity to submit your HR questions before the event as well as in-event and shape the panel discussions.