COVID-19: Live employer Q&A for the Education sector

Our Employment Law and Health & Safety Experts are hosting regular interactive Q&A sessions to walk employers through the latest developments and answer any questions you may have.

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Tune in live: Wednesday 13th May
11:00 - 11:30

With the Prime Minister due to announce the government’s ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ this Sunday, our Head of Team & Solicitor Jane Hallas and Senior Health & Safety Consultant Scott Crichton will be dissecting all of the major talking points and exploring how schools can prepare to return to the “new norm” safely, quickly and compliantly.

Depending on what is announced, Jane and Scott will address the potential employment and safety ramifications, which may include re-thinking your organisational structure, dealing with ongoing staff absence, handling future flexible working arrangements, managing employee communications, and ensuring health and safety due diligence. All of these aspects will undoubtedly come under the microscope as the UK begins a phased return to work, so it’s important that you’re ready to respond as soon as the green light is given.

Due to the high relevance of this topic, our last two virtual training sessions have been oversubscribed and we received hundreds of questions. Please rest assured that even if we don’t have time to answer your question during the Q&A, we will respond to you personally afterwards.

To support employers through the constantly evolving staffing and safety challenges COVID-19 presents, we are continuing to host regular interactive Q&A sessions to walk school leaders through the latest developments and answer any questions you may have.

These 30-minute events aim to keep you abreast of the latest government guidance which schools must comply with, as well as alert you to some common pitfalls we see employers falling foul of at this time.

Need advice now?

Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub to watch our last COVID-19: Live employer Q&A on demand. Here, you can also download a range of useful resources, including helpful guidance notes, sample letters and policies, and risk assessment templates, which are updated regularly to reflect current government guidance.

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About the Hosts

Jane Hallas

Head of Team and Solicitor at Ellis Whittam

Jane qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and now works as a practising solicitor leading the Education Team at Ellis Whittam. Her team of sector specialists advise hundreds of education clients, from Multi-Academy Trusts and single academies through to independent schools, PRUs, colleges and universities, on all HR and employment-related matters.

Prior to joining Ellis Whittam, Jane qualified as a teacher and taught GCSEs, A-Levels and a range of vocational/professional courses (including BTEC, AAT, CIPD and Banking) through to lecturing at degree and master’s level. She has also worked as an examiner for A-Level boards as well as the CIPD.

Scott Crichton

Senior Health & Safety Consultant at Ellis Whittam

Scott is a Chartered Member of IOSH and a Graduate Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers and has been consulting for 18 months.

He has over 10 years’ health and safety experience across both public and private sectors and has worked with a diverse range of clients across the care, charitable, education, engineering, health, manufacturing, town councils and transportation sectors.

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