Education Hub for School Leaders

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

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.  


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

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.

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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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