HR in universities: “One day is never the same as the next”

Joanne Marshall has recently become the chair of Universities Human Resources, a body that supports people professionals across the higher...

Christian loses discrimination claim in LGBT teaching case

7 Oct 2020

A Christian school assistant who took her former employer to tribunal over claims she was sacked because of her religious...

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University workers’ job fears over Covid-19 exposure

28 Sep 2020

Academic staff on precarious contracts fear they could lose their jobs if they refuse to teach at university face to face.

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Teacher investigated over indecent images was unfairly dismissed

10 Sep 2020

Judge said claimant not warned he could be dismissed for causing employer reputational damage.

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Girls’ STEM achievements overshadowed by A-level downgrades

13 Aug 2020

21.8% increase in the total number of girls taking computing at A-level among findings from today's results.

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Apprenticeship system reboot could boost economy

10 Aug 2020

A new focus on SMEs and younger people who are disadvantaged could lead to an improved demand-led system, says influential think-tank.

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Teachers urged to ‘escalate’ safety concerns when schools reopen

10 Aug 2020

National Education Union wants robust testing regime at all schools but ministers rule out testing for teachers and pupils who do not have Covid-19 symptoms.

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Almost 900,000 public sector staff see above-inflation pay rise

21 Jul 2020

Nearly 900,000 public sector workers including teachers, doctors, police and prison officers will see their pay increase by up to...

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Plan to fully reopen primary schools before summer scrapped

9 Jun 2020

Plans to allow all primary school children in England to return to the classroom before the summer holidays have been...

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Education secretary uses Danish schools example to fend off union criticism

14 May 2020

Gavin Williamson cites experience of primary schools in Denmark over past month, as unions demand scientific evidence over safety.

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Union tells teachers not to engage with school reopening plans

12 May 2020

Teachers and other school staff have been told to not ‘engage’ with plans for school reopenings next month, with a...

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Clearer guidance needed as PM ‘encourages’ return to work

11 May 2020

Employers want more clarity on when and how their employees should return to work after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address...

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apprenticeship target missed

Apprenticeships: training providers’ body to take legal advice over support

27 Apr 2020

AELP lambasts Department for Education over failure to meet Cabinet Office obligation to support all training providers.

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Employers can now refer essential workers for coronavirus tests

24 Apr 2020

Employers of essential workers in England who are self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus can refer them for Covid-19 testing.

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Apprenticeship levy will no longer be used for MBAs

16 Apr 2020

Education secretary sides with critics of levy's use for senior management apprenticeships.

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