Tackle under-performance quickly, kindly and legally

Learn the key aspects of employment law,

so you can manage your team with confidence and within the law


Thurs 20th March 2025
10:00 - 15:55



Expert speakers

Be legally confident

Rated 9.1/10

Fix quickly and kindly

You’re expected to know the legal aspects of managing people, but have you been trained to?

Become confident in the key aspects of employment law for managing difficult issues

Know the pitfalls of capability

And how to avoid them

Reduce stress

Learn how to make difficult conversations work

Manage sickness

Know how to manage sickness

Rated 9.1/10 since 2017

Clare Fowler, Employment Solicitor

at YESS law

At YESS law they believe ‘life’s too short to litigate’. She uses her wealth of experience to support many Educationalists’ navigate capability without going to court.

Sonia Gill, Founder & Director of Heads Up

Author of #1 Amazon ranked books ‘Successful Difficult Conversations in School’ and ‘Journey to Outstanding’.

Best selling book for each of your team

A copy of #1 ranked book: Successful Difficult Conversations in School

Slides Provided

So you can easily refer back to the content

Recordings of the talks

So you can use them in your school


Lol! We get it, but school leaders love our training because we’ve made it better by being on zoom. It’s very interactive, you don’t have any travel costs and it means more of your SLT can be part of the training which means it has great impact. This day always gets great feedback and attendees are pleasantly surprised by how well it works online.

Yes, and you’ll be given access via our online portal.

Yes, they’ll be available for you in our online portal.

One ticket gives access to up to 6 of your SLT. Additional places can be purchased, please book your ticket and email [email protected] to request additional places.

What People Say

“Very useful to hear the legal perspective as usually union guidance is seen as the legal side of things.”

Lordship Lane Primary School, London

“Thank you – this was very informative, delivery was excellent. Thank you for the answers to my questions. I now have some good strategies to build on.”

Clifton-upon-Dunsmore Primary School


10:00 – 10:15Introduction to the day
10:15 – 11:15Clare Fowler, Employment Solicitor: “Managing capability: avoiding the pitfalls and working with Unions”
11:15 – 11:25Break
11:25 – 12:25Clare Fowler, Employment Solicitor: “Managing sickness”
12:25 – 13:10Lunch break
13:10 – 14:10Sonia Gill, Founder & Director of Heads Up: “Introduction to solving your difficult conversations (without capability or court)”
14:10 – 14:25Break
14:25 – 15:40Q&A with Clare Fowler and Sonia Gill
15:40 – 15:55Conference wrap up

What’s my investment?


1 day of training

Your SLT can attend

Contact [email protected] for notification of registration opening