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Newsletters and Updates

Spring Term 2020

Spring Term 2020


From here you can access our newsletters, briefings and other key topics for the Spring Term 2020 at a glance. Don't forget you can also view ongoing ad hoc news and updates via our Latest News page.


Hot Topics and Publications

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Q&As: view our latest questions and answers on the coronavirus outbreak and how it might impact on staff absence and pay. From this page you can also download current resources to support with the management of staffing issues resulting from the outbreak.

Changes to Written Statements of Particulars from 6th April 2020: the template contracts for academies and independent schools plus template letters of engagement (for casual workers and supply teachers) have been updated to incorporate the changes to the minimum mandatory content in written statements of particulars from 6th April. Guidance is available on these changes as well as a checklist for auditing existing templates. Links to all these updated resources are on the Offer Letters and Contracts > Templates and Tools page.

HR Brief - Spring Term 2020: the latest version of our detailed termly employment law, pay and education policy update (content up to date as of 4th March 2020) - now available to download.

HR Bytes - Issue 49: the latest version of HR Bytes, our e-newsletter for HR customers, is now available to download (distribution date: 12th March 2020).


Online Termly Briefing

An online presentation of the latest employment law, pay and policy developments impacting on the education workforce, available to view below via our YouTube channel.

Content up to date as of 4th March 2020; duration approx. 20 mins

Associated Links and Resources

Below are links to further information and resources which are relevant to the online briefing. Links marked with an asterisk require a website subscription to access:

Copy of slides
HR Brief (pdf) - termly employment law and education policy update *

Pay and Benefits
DfE's remit letter to the STRB for 2020/21
Our summary of the DfE's evidence to the STRB
NJC / GLPC pay claim 2020-21 information *

Employment Law and Education Policy Updates
Keeping Children Safe in Education: consultation briefing note
Coronavirus: HR Q&As on absence and cover plus guidance for schools and employers
Gender pay gap guidance *

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