Updates for 2019/20
Autumn Partner Event
Teacher Targets Without Data
We have been working hard over the last two terms to develop training and provide bespoke support to schools in implementing performance management without the use of data driven targets. Those of you who know us well have heard us discuss this approach for some time, as we understand how to establish targets or goals agreed with individuals, which can make a significant impact on the way in which they approach their role and on the way they manage their own performance.
Balanced Workload Charter
As part of our ongoing support for wellbeing at work, last year PHRP set up a working group to develop a Fair Workload Charter which is now ready for adoption. The Charter provides opportunity for schools and staff alike to make a commitment to improve workloads which in return will improve employee wellbeing, attendance, as well as recruitment and retention of employees. Contact usfor more information.
Workload Supporting Documents
A workload self-assessment form, factsheet and poster on managing workload is available via our Partner Login which may be useful when employees are struggling to manage workloads or could be used across all staff to gain an overall understanding. Should you require any assistance in using the self-assessment tool please contact one of the team or access via your Partner Login.
Managing Sickness Absence
Our training is aimed at school or academy staff responsible for administering the sickness absence policy. Designed to provide an overview of the management of short and long term sickness absence, ensuring your organisation is effectively and consistently implementing its sickness absence policy.
New Resources - Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Toolkit
Working closely with our clients means that we can respond to requests and develop additional resources on a constant basis. New resources are being added all of the time.
Data Protection Updates On site
It is a little over a year since the implementation of GDPR and many schools feel comfortable that they are able to respond to Subject Access Requests and have appropriate privacy notices in place. Our Data Protection briefing will provide you and colleagues in your school with up to date information on compliance and best practice in all areas of DP and our briefing is informed by the Information Commissioner's Office findings in schools to focus on key areas since the new legislation took effect. Safeguarding your pupil and staff data is of high importance and in-house briefings help to embed a good data protection culture and demonstrate your requirement to ensure staff understand their responsibilities and act accordingly.
Support and Advice
We support schools and academies with all people management related issues and provide clear and comprehensive advice which allows you, the organisation, to make an appropriate decision to resolve tricky situations.
School Teachers' Pay and Conditions 2019
STPCD 2019 has now been published and with effect from 11 October 2019 the Document will take retrospective effect from 1 September 2019.
Green Book Changes - Term Time Only
A new section has been added to 'The Green Book': Part 4.12 - Term-Time Only Employees (TTO). The key points are as follows: