We all experience pressure regularly, it can motivate us to perform at our best. It is when we experience too much pressure and feel unable to cope that stress can result.
Teachers and lecturers are not legally obliged to inform parents or guardians automatically of confidential disclosures by students, such as those concerning their emotional lives.
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has produced a code of practice all employers should adhere to when it comes to disciplining staff and investigating misconduct.
Whether your school is considering academy status, has already been given the go-ahead to convert, or is already an academy, ATL has advice on your rights and working conditions.
The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) provides financial support to help young people in low-income households stay on in education after 16.
Strong relationships with the parents of pupils and students are important. Parents and teachers both want the children to do well and should work together, not against each other.
Notice provisions exist as a protection for both parties to the employment contract. For the employee, they are a reassurance that short of committing gross misconduct, he or she cannot be fired without due notice.
Your school should have policies and procedures in place to support staff in their management of situations that might involve violence, threatening behaviour or abuse.
Most people will need to take time off work at some point in their working lives, whether through illness, surgery or injury. It is a statutory requirement that your contract should include any terms relating to absence through illness or injury, including any terms relating to sick pay.
Intended to safeguard the health and safety of employees, the 1998 Working Time Regulations include a number of provisions to protect almost all workers from excessive working hours.