Uncertain budgets and rising salaries continue to negatively impact on schools and academies. With staffing costs consuming the largest proportion of your budget, it is important that governors and leadership review the contracts of employment they use with staff, and explore the extent to which changes could be made to build in better flexibility and increase efficiency of resource.

Added to this, the coronavirus has brought further challenges – schools have been a focus in the returning to work debate and are particularly exposed to claims and staff costs arising from the issues faced by it.In this session, Jenny Arrowsmith and Siobhan Mulrey, employment law and schools specialists at Irwin Mitchell, will give insight into these areas.

The session will “challenge the status quo” and give pragmatic ideas for how to protect your trust and build resilience for growth or change. A big topic – so don’t expect all the answers – but attendance will help you reflect on what your board should be considering and how to make a start.

This webinar is primarily aimed at governors in academy trusts although all governors may find it helpful to attend.

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