Back to school report – Summer 2018

Welcome to the Summer edition of RSM’s Back to School Report

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This edition is a focus on employee matters, some from the perspective of the employee and others the employer. All useful reminders of topical matters. In addition we have a special contribution from Sir David Carter, the National Schools Commissioner.

What can academies do to reduce the impact of the profession's escalating demands on teaching staff?

The Independent recently reported that, according to a study by Leeds Beckett University, more than half of teachers have been diagnosed with mental health issues. Similar reports highlight the growing numbers of teachers leaving the profession, especially those in the early stages of their career. So, whilst the Government considers its response to these alarming trends, what can Academy Trusts do to reduce the impact of the profession’s escalating demands on teaching staff? 

CPD and the benefits of the MAT model within the workforce

A special contribution from Sir David Carter, the National Schools Commissioner, on the focus that MATs place on fostering a strong culture of leadership and professional development.

Gender pay gap reporting

The recently introduced gender pay gap reporting regulations have been introduced with a blaze of media interest, pushing the equality agenda item further up the priority for schools and trusts around the country. But what does it mean for individuals?

Should your live-in employees be paid for their time spent sleeping?

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) applies to all workers and employees for any time spent ‘working’. However, many organisations are unclear whether time their workforce spend sleeping overnight at or near a place of work is working time or NMW purposes. We explore how this could affect academies.

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