Coronavirus: returning to school after a deathThe death of a headteacher, teacher or staff member will be felt deeply by the entire school and trust community. It can be difficult for pupils and staff to adjust to someone new filling the role of the deceased – here are some tips to help you and others in your schools to get through this difficult transition.
Early career teacher (ECT) induction: summaryNewFrom 1 September 2021, newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction will be replaced by a 2-year early career teacher (ECT) induction, underpinned by the Early Career Framework (ECF). Here are the key points you need to know.
How to improve staff mental health and wellbeingThere's no silver bullet to improving mental health and wellbeing across your trust. The needs in one school will be different to another, so it's important you help your schools tailor an approach to their context. Find out what's worked for 5 leaders we spoke to and how you can make it work for you.
Inducting your new staff: checklistUse our induction checklist to manage new staff induction across your trust. Implement our tips to help you make sure your new staff feel supported and can hit the ground running.
Model agreement for working with trade unionsThere's a model agreement for trade union recognition and negotiations, and a model constitution for a joint consultative and negotiation committee (JCNC). Use these to save time and help meet your responsibilities for working with unions.
Moving staff between schools in a MATMany multi-academy trusts (MATs) get staff to work across schools, or move between schools. Read on for advice on how to manage this - whether it's moving around on a day-to-day basis or moving someone to a new role in another school.
What you need to publish about time off for union repsYou must publish information about union officials' time off for trade union duties and activities by 31 July. Download our template to help you comply and read guidance on the circumstances when union reps are entitled to ask for time off.