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Employment Law for Heads and Senior Leaders (Central London Venue TBC) Wednesday 2 March 2022

This course is for: Heads of HMC and other independent schools, and members of school Senior Leadership Teams.


Course objectives: by the end of the course delegates will have:
• Gained an understanding of the legal frameworks surrounding schools and the employment of staff.
• Gained clarity about what can and cannot be demanded from staff and what can go wrong in the employment relationship.
• Developed an awareness of the legal frameworks concerning actions that can be taken against staff
• Developed insights, through particular school-based scenarios, of staffing issues you are likely to face as school leader
• Gained awareness of recent changes and caselaw affecting staff employment


Arrival, registration and coffee

10:00 – 10:10

Welcome and introduction

10:10 – 10:40

Session 1: Employment law basics

10:40 – 11:10

Session 2: Other legal frameworks

11:10 – 12:00

Session 3: Not the ideal employment relationship

12:00 – 12:15

Session 4: Case studies

12:20 – 13:15


13:15 – 14:15

Session 5: Preventing things going wrong

14:15 – 14:45

Session 6:Staff leaving the school

14:45 – 15:15

Session 7: Case Studies


Close and depart


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