Employment update – December 2016
Pensions - auto enrolment, New statutory guidance on induction of newly qualified teachers (NQTs), Risk Assessment guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Time to Change, Updates to Tier 2, Apprenticeship Levy
Pensions - auto enrolment
Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it, this is called auto enrolment. For more information, please visit the Pensions Regulator website.
New statutory guidance on induction of newly qualified teachers (NQTs)
The Department for Education has released new guidance for heads, school staff and governing bodies about induction for newly qualified teachers. This can be found at this link.
Risk Assessment guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
HSE intends to make some changes to their current guidance on risk. HSE seeks to ensure that risk assessment should be a part of day to day business management and bring greater emphasis on controlling risk and less on written assessments without reducing standards. At this link you can find a copy of the revised risk guidance which is highlighted to flag the proposed changes.
Time to Change
Time to Change is a mental health initiative which schools can join to help raise awareness of mental health issues amongst teachers and pupils. For more information, please visit this website.
Updates to Tier 2
From 1 May 2017, schools will need to start declaring their eligibility to pay the levy to the HMRC. If your school's pay bill is more than £3 million your school will have to pay a levy. The DfE has recently updated its guidance which can be found at this link.
Employment law update – November 2016
Changes in force from November 2016.Read More
Carter review of Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
As you may be aware there was a review of ITT carried out by Sir Andrew Carter in January 2015.Read More
People of significant control register
From 6 April 2016, companies will need to keep a register of their ‘people with significant control’.Read More
Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) call for evidence
The MAC is conducting a call for evidence on teacher shortages in the UK in specific subjects where vacancies may be filled through non EEA migration.Read More
An Employer’s Guide to Right to Work Checks
Home Office document on an employer’s guide to right to work checks.Download