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This course is suitable for

Head Teachers, principals, governors and School Business Managers

Courses locations and dates

Click the appropriate location and date below to book your place

Please note:

London courses are normally located within the City.

Courses in other locations will be easily accessible from major roads.

London - 1 February 2018

London - 21 June 2018

London - 1 November 2018

Course fees

Member - £225

Non-Member - £300

HR essentials for the school leader

Course description

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.

Course facilitator

Marie Hames, LLB, BVC, QTS


Start: 0900 for 0930

Finish: 1530

Objectives of the course

Whether you are a head teacher, principal, governor or School Business Manager, 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 and how to conduct a grievance investigation; and understand how to effectively manage an appeal