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HR essentials for the school leader

21/06/2018 09:00 - 15:30
This course will ensure that participants become confident to lead and manage the employment life-cycle (including understanding recruitment and selection) – advertising, avoiding discrimination, equal opportunities, job descriptions and person specifications. Employment - offers, contracts and necessary checks, and ending the employment relationship - contractual rights following resignation and dismissal. 

Providing a step-by-step guide, participants will leave the course with a better understanding of the general employment life-cycle, including the formal processes involved in managing disciplinary and grievance procedures. Participants will be provided with an opportunity to reflect on a number of scenarios and examples to help build confidence and develop management strategies.

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Whether you are a head teacher, principal, governor or school business leader, you will:  


learn how to avoid discrimination and promote equal opportunities within the recruitment and selection process

become familiar with the necessary pre-employment checks

understand the elements of an effective disciplinary investigation

understanding the role of an investigating officer

learn to assess the difference between conduct and capability

understand when to suspend an employee

understand the difference between misconduct and gross misconduct

learn about the requirements of a disciplinary hearing

understand the importance of having a grievance policy

learn how to deal with a grievance informally

learn how to recognise a formal grievance

understand how to hold an effective grievance meeting, how to conduct a grievance investigation and how to manage an appeal effectively

Member - £225

Non-Member - £300

Head teachers, principals, governors and school business leaders.

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