Education Hub for School Leaders

Best-practice advice and resources covering the legal, HR and safety challenges school leaders may experience.

Education Breakfast Briefing for Independent School Leaders in Manchester

Date: 28th March 2023, 09:00 – 11:45
Location: The Manchester Grammar School, Old Hall Lane, Manchester, United Kingdom, M13 0XT

Join WorkNest’s Employment Law and HR experts for a timely employment law update to ensure you’re legally compliant and prepared to tackle the latest employment challenges heading your way in 2023.

Our Health & Safety Regional Manager will discuss the importance of creating and maintaining a positive health and safety culture and why it is essential for any school.

Breakfast Briefing for School Leaders | legislative changes, employment claims and safety culture

This free one-hour webinar aims to spotlight upcoming legislative changes that are likely to impact schools and working practices, giving you that much needed time to prepare.

We will be offering an update on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) case between Lloyd v Elmhurst School Limited – looking at practical steps that can be taken to ensure the correct calculation of holiday entitlement and contracts, as well as a review the of the increase in rates and the impact on various employment law claims.

In the final part of this webinar, we will explore how safety culture affects a school and explain the importance of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in adopting a positive safety culture. 


“Being in the highest levels of senior leadership can be quite isolating, so the reassurance of having someone there to support on significant issues is invaluable.”


Discover how WorkNest’s fixed-fee support has helped Helen Jeys, Head Mistress at Manchester High School for Girls, to become more confident and compliant around Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety.

Breakfast Briefing for School Leaders | industrial action and strikes in schools

With widespread industrial action looming – including several days from the start of February until mid-March across England and Wales – school leaders will naturally be concerned about the potential chaos that a mass walkout of staff could cause in the months ahead.

Watch our recent webinar to get clued up on the legalities of industrial action so you are prepared to respond, including practical guidance on your messaging to staff, cover arrangements and pay.

And with full closures or fewer staff on site, we address the knock-on effect on health and safety. Get some helpful hints and tips on managing risks during this period of disruption so that you can continue to meet your obligations under health and safety law.  

Health & Safety course

IOSH Managing Health & Safety Risks in the Education Sector

The Education sector presents a variety of unique hazards and risks.

This exclusive course has been specially designed by WorkNest based on our extensive knowledge and experience of working with schools, colleges and other education and training providers. Largely equivalent to the IOSH Managing Safely course, it focuses solely on the Education sector and is compressed into two days in recognition of the limited time you have available.


Cost of living bonuses | What employers need to know before providing financial perks


The recent rise in settlement agreements - and employees refusing to sign them


Coping with the cost of living | Managing employees' drug and alcohol misuse

Our Education Resources

Brochures & Factsheets

Poor financial wellbeing leads to slumps in performance and attendance

The Money and Pensions Service estimates that almost eight in 10 UK employees take their money worries to work, affecting their
performance and 4.2 million worker days each year are lost in absences because of a lack of financial wellbeing.

Contact our team to find out how we can support you to manage sensitive employee situations involving poor performance or sickness absence.

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