Primary Business Services

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Effective employee relations in times of budget cuts

Schools across the country are facing ongoing and relentless budget cuts. Retaining staff morale and having an effective approach to employee relations in these challenging times is no easy task. But there are steps you can take to take your staff team with you. Early planning and thoughtful communication can help you avoid pitfalls later down the road. This session will cover the following areas to help you maintain good employee relations. 

 

  • Developing an effective communication plan for planned budget cuts 

  • Key templates for the consultation process 

  • Involving your staff in the decision making process 

  • Key pitfalls to avoid! 

  • Lessons learned from Hackney - what an effective restructure looks like 

Presenter: Lolita Brown, Head of HR, Hackney Education

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

GDPR and Cyber Security 101

This session will cover the most important actions to protect your school and your staff from cyber attacks and GDPR. Delivered by school security expert Sheryl Cardwell, it will offer practical and informative ways to embed tangible actions that will make your school a safer place. Agenda will include: 

  • Backup or front up?  Backup up and avoiding loss of data
  • Password or Passkey? Password strength and security

  • To breach or not to breach? Avoiding and recognising data breaches

  • Phishing or fishing? Types of harmful system attacks

Working hard or hardly working? Working from home and systems security

Presenter: Sheryl Cardwell, Shard Business Services

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£0.00

(incl. VAT)

Introduction to bid writing and tender management

This introductory course will cover the basics of bids and grants within a school environment. These are becoming increasingly important to supplement school income and having skills in this area can help your school thrive. As well as learning about how to identify the best strategic opportunities and develop partnerships to increase your chances of success you will also get a chance to practice your bid writing skills. This half day course will cover:

 

  • Identifying and evaluating the best opportunities for your school

  • The difference between grants and bids

  • Ensuring high quality written responses

  • An overview of finances

  • Bid team collaboration

Presenter: Jayne Banks, Head of Marketing and Sales, Hackney Education 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£177.60

(incl. VAT)

Managing Workplace Sickness Absence Effectively & Confidently

Agenda will include:  

  • Setting expectations: employee and employer’s role in managing and minimising absence

  • Communication (call check lists, phone interviews, setting the right tone, red flags)

  • How to get the best out of Occupational Health and or GP Communications

  • Job retention v Sickness Absence Management

  • Supporting a returning employee (Workplaces adjustments, Graduated Return To Work, Flexible hours

  • Dealing with difficult situations

  • The essentials of Sickness Absence Management - such as: Work contract policies; Robust, but fair procedures; Time planner for communication; Escalation procedures; and Health assessment for contract termination. 

Presenter: Education Mutual 

  • Target audience:
  • Primary
  • Secondary

£0.00

(incl. VAT)