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Module 1: Wednesday 16 June, 9.15am - 12.15pm
9.15am Chair's introduction, Dai 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 update, Naseem 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 reflections, Dai 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
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.