In common with many organisations, Head Teachers and Governors have to grapple with peripheral issues that do not further the educational aims of the school but have to be dealt with as they are statutory requirements and could lead to adverse publicity for the school.
Peripheral Issues Arising
The following matters will need to be considered in the coming months as the implementation date for some issues is April 2017.
- Gender Pay Reporting **
- Data protection – new European standard and regulations
- Employment of apprentices and the Apprenticeship Levy **
- Changes to Immigration rules and increased costs for employers
- Increases in the National Minimum Wage rates
- Mental health issues at work
- School policies that have been overtaken by recent cases and regulations.
The items with ** will apply to organisations with 250 or more staff but do not heave a sigh or relief just yet. Because many schools are now within a larger employer such as a Multi-Academy Trust, the reporting needs will affect you although your employer will have to carry out the compliance work.
Tips About Complying and Gaining Extra Value
To help head teachers and school governors, I shall be publishing during the next two months:
- Articles and tips on the above;
- References to previous articles that provide insight into the pitfalls in some issues;
- Simple checks you can make to ensure that you have not breached the requirements inadvertently.
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