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HR and Employment Law in Education 2024

Tue, 18 Jun 2024

Virtual, Online

The perfect course for anyone involved in HR management in education, designed to ensure that you are up to date with current law and best practice.

This one-day masterclass has been designed to give leaders in school, with the responsibility for HR and staff management, a comprehensive update to help you ensure your HR practice remains efficient, up to date and compliant.

Join us for crucial legal updates on topics such as performance management, sickness and absence, discipline and grievance, restructuring and reorganisation and safe recruitment. You’ll come away understanding your legal obligations in these complex areas, ready to make any necessary changes to your school policies and procedures. You will also be prepared for any forthcoming changes to guidance and legislation for 2023.

This course is perfect for staff currently working in school HR, as well as those new to the role.

Key Learning Objectives
This masterclass will enable you to:

  • Keep up to date with changes to employment law for the coming year, to ensure that your practice is compliant

  • Ensure that your performance management procedures are robust and effective

  • Update your appraisal and capability policy and procedures

  • Support improvement in the case of under performance

  • Effectively manage sickness and absence in your school

  • Work with staff to manage a successful return to work following a period of sickness

  • Understand the legal implications of restructuring within your school, and how best to prepare

  • Take the correct steps in the event of a grievance being raised against a member of staff

  • Make appropriate internal investigations in a discipline and grievance situation, and take the right steps based on your findings

Stephen is an experienced leader, with a finance and organisational leadership background, who enjoys going beyond the numbers, and adding real value to an organisation.

Stephen set up Keystone Knowledge at the beginning of 2020 to support schools and academy trusts to improve the quality of management in order to ensure that children get the best possible deal and education. We work with a range of schools/trusts, large and small, in a true partnership approach where we can make a difference.

He was, until recently, the CEO of a growing 5 school Trust in the Midlands, with a secondary school in the top 1% of schools in the country for Progress 8 measures. He has previously worked as Chief Operating Officer for a multi academy trust which runs 17 schools, with a turnover of approx £100m, 2,500 staff, and serves 18,000 children.

Stephen qualified as an accountant in 2004 and recently gained an MBA, with a thesis focussing on improving the quality of management in education.

A Fellow of the Chartered Managers Institute (CMgr FCMI), a Fellow of the Institute or School Business Leadership (FISBL), a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (FRSA) and a Member of the Institute of Directors (MIoD). He is also a Professional Associate of the Chartered College of Teaching.

Stephen is an accredited trainer and speaker for the UN, EU, World Bank, and the UK Government, having delivered award winning capacity building projects around the world. He also writes for industry publications on a regular basis as well as delivering seminars and workshops on a range of operations management topics to both regional and national conferences. 

Pippa is a skilled HR practitioner. Originally from a background of managing complex HR cases in the healthcare sector, her inquisitive nature and skilful manner quickly assess any situation and come to a successful solution. Pippa is an L7 CIPD practitioner and has been both an HR manager and a Director of HR in academy HR leadership. An experienced mediator, Pippa combines a flair for making HR accessible with a tenacity for detail and a straightforward approach, ensuring that colleagues across the organisation can thrive and that schools can achieve their desired outcomes with minimum hassle and risk. She has led policy and HR documentation reviews in a number of schools and Trusts, including full SCR reviews. She is well versed in ensuring that employee relations are supported through strong and supportive, clear, and transparent systems. She has used her training and mentoring skill to support individuals and HR departments.  Pippa has led academy conversions, fully managed the TUPE process, and has significant experience of managing employee relations, including performance management issues, in trusts

Facilitated by:

Ms Pippa Lloyd

HR Specialist
Keystone Knowledge

Mr Stephen Mitchell

Keystone Knowledge

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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