• Public Sector Equality Duty

    I have been tasked with comparing our Equality Duty stats to other local and national schools/trusts.  Would anyone be prepared to share that information with me?  I have had a look on some websites but as yet I can't find anyone who publishes their Equality…

  • RE: Civica HR software

    Hi, I hope you don't mind me contacting you regarding this old thread.
    I looked at Civica a few years ago and was quite impressed by the system. We are now (eventually!) looking at buying a HR system for our MAT (currently we have 350 staff over…
  • RE: Should we pay exam invigilators?

    Hi Andrea

    No unfortunately we can only furlough staff whose salaries are funded by a private source of income (eg our catering staff are funded by staff and student buying food so we have furloughed them).
  • RE: Investors in People Award

    Thank you for your response and congratulations on the Platinum award!!
  • RE: Should we pay exam invigilators?

    Thank you all for your wisdom!

    Interestingly, the overriding message from several sources (eg the Local Government Association, ASCL (the Union for School Leaders), and an a article by a lawyer in Schoolsweek publication), is that as there are no changes…
  • RE: Should we pay exam invigilators?

    Hi David

    Thank you for your thoughts.

    When the exam invigilators are recruited we just say that their hours will be mutually agreed in advance.

    The exams invigilators are asked what hours they are available to work. The exams officer then looks at…
  • Should we pay exam invigilators?


    With the cancellation of exams the question of whether we should pay exam invigilators has been raised again.  Our invigilators are on zero hours contracts, with hours mutually agreed in advance.  

    I attended a webinar in the first lockdown when I was…

  • Investors in People Award


    I would be very interested to hear from a multi-academy trust who has gone through the process of the Investors in People Accreditation.  If you have any tips or advice on the process, the cost, the work involved and any pitfalls - I would be most…

  • RE: Safeguarded Salary

    We have taken the stance that a teachers salary will increase in line with the increase in scales on the basis that they are doing the job and should not lose out on cost of living rises. The safeguarded amount of the TLR payment that they have lost…