15th Nov 2018
Thursday
London
Friends House, Euston, NW1 2BJ
Speakers
3
24
Limited space

About

We all know we need to tackle under-performance, but doing so is hard on you and those involved.

And all too often:

They go off-sick

They go to their union

And you’re left wondering how best to proceed.

Conflict is costing you at least £13k pa if you’re a 1-form entry school.

And you can add at least £10k pa for each additional form!

Let us help you manage this tricky landscape with more confidence and success.

This 1-day conference will provide you with more insight on the following:

– What the unions want you to do (and what will trip you up!)

– How to keep within the law

– How to have these tricky conversations successfully

– What to do if someone goes off-sick when you are managing their performance

– Common pitfalls when dealing with under-performance

 

Speakers

Emma Webster, Joint CEO & Employment Solicitor, YESS Law

YESS law believe 'life's too short to litigate' and Emma uses her wealth of experience to support many Educationalists navigate capability without going to court. Leaders are expected to somehow just "know" the intricacies and pitfalls of complicated staff management and care issues despite having little or no training in these areas. These issues, if they are not dealt with effectively, become a drain on the head's time, the school's limited resources and have a negative impact on the school's ability to educate the children. Emma's goal is to try and help you deal with those problems promptly so that you can go back to focusing on education. Emma also sits as a part-time Employment Judge at London South Employment Tribunal and was recently a school governor.

Sonia Gill, Founder & Director of Heads Up

Sonia has supported hundreds of school leaders have more successful difficult conversations - and all of them recommend the training. Sonia will be sharing practical, easy to use tips on how to have those tricky conversations more successfully and less stressfully. Sonia is the author of 'Journey to Outstanding', ranked #1 seller on Amazon.

Martin Powell-Davies, Regional Secretary, London NUT

Martin was educated at a Surrey comprehensive school before graduating with a first-class degree in Education and Natural Sciences from King's College, Cambridge in 1986. He has since lived and taught science in South-East London whilst also holding a range of posts within the NUT, including Lewisham Divisional Secretary and Member of the NUT National Executive for Inner London. In 2015, he was appointed as the London Regional Secretary of the NUT with responsibility for the Union's activities across the capital.

Agenda

Time                      Agenda item

9:30 – 10:00        Registration & coffee

10:00 – 10:15     Introduction to the day

10:15 – 11:15      Emma Webster,  Employment Solicitor, YESS Law:  Managing capability and avoiding the pitfalls

11:15 – 11:25     Break

11:25 – 12:25      Martin Powell-Davies, Regional Secretary, London NUT:  The union perspective on under-performance and capability

12:25 – 1:15        Lunch

1:15 – 2:30          Sonia Gill, Founder & Director of Heads Up:  How to make your difficult conversations successful

2:30 – 2:45          Break

2:45 – 3:45          Emma Webster,  Employment Solicitor, YESS Law:  Managing sickness

3:45 – 4:15          Close

Who is it for?

Headteachers

Executive Headteachers

Deputy Headteachers

Assistant Headteachers

Bursars

Governors

 

Register

We're proud to have resolved all the issues schools have brought to us without capability or court