14
SEP
2015

Workload, Health and Wellbeing – Employee Assistance Programme

Workload, Health and Wellbeing In March 2013 the Department for Education’s own Workload Diary Survey showed the average primary teacher was working nearly 60 hours a week. With the various...
14
SEP
2015
Safeguarding for Schools Education HR Policy

Safeguarding for Schools – Pre-Employment Checks

More than DBS Checks (Safer Recruitment) From September 2015 EnlightenedHR will be offering its client Trusts, Academies and Schools a new and enhanced service that will greatly improve our...
10
APR
2015
Shared parental leave

Shared Parental Leave – what these changes mean to your school

Shared parental leave became law this week (5th April). This means parents in work can now split the responsibility for looking after their new baby or adopted child at home. Couples whose child...
18
FEB
2015

E-Cigarettes Policy

A recent tribunal case has highlighted the difficulties of keeping policies up to date and in line with technology. In 2006 the Health Act introduced statutory prohibition on smoking in public...
19
OCT
2014

National Minimum Wage 2014

The national minimum wage 2014 rates increased on the 1st October. You may be affected if you have support staff e.g. midday supervisors or cleaners paid directly by the school. Hopefully you...
10
OCT
2014

Maternity Leave – an update on statutory regulations

There have been a number of recent changes to the regulations on maternity leave and we include a short guide here to ensure everyone is up to date at the beginning of term. The main points: A...
19
SEP
2014

New Responsibilities for Pupils with Medical Needs

On 1 September 2014 a new duty came into force for governing bodies to make arrangements to support pupils at school with medical conditions. Most schools already have detailed procedures for...
13
SEP
2014

Looking Forward to the Year Ahead – New Services from EnlightenedHR

As our school and academy clients look forward to the new academic year we wish them every success for the year ahead. Things have been fairly quiet on our website and twitter account over the...
13
SEP
2014

Support with Information Technology

You may be wondering what a HR company is doing running an article on Information Technology. Well the answer is quite simple, in the past two years we have been involved in a number of...