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The 2014 EFA Handbook: Impact on Special Staff Severance Payments and Settlement Agreements

The EFA has issued its new Academies Financial Handbook for 2014 coming into effect on 1 September 2014. The document introduces significant changes to the regime allowing academy trust companies to pay special staff severance payments under £50,000. Special staff severance payments are those paid outside of normal contractual or statutory requirements.

Thu 21 Aug 2014

Employment and HR Claims under the Risk Protection Arrangement for Academies

Today marks the start of the DfE’s Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA) for academies. The DfE will indemnify academies joining the RPA out of its own funds against a series of risks, in return for £25 per pupil. The RPA’s claims handling service is run by Gallagher Bassett. Today also marks the start of our Dismissal Green Light service.

Fri 01 Aug 2014

16% Increase in cost of Teachers’ Pension Scheme

In its consultation paper on regulations for the new Teachers’ Pension Scheme the Department has revealed the likely cost of employer’s contributions to the TPS from 1 September 2015.

Tue 29 Apr 2014

Teacher admitting to dishonesty about QTS not struck off

A primary school teacher admitted to a disciplinary panel of the National College that...

Fri 11 Apr 2014

Recreational Drug User Barred from Teaching

A 30-year old language teacher who was caught by police in possession of cocaine and heroin has been disbarred from the teaching profession for life despite not being employed as a teacher at the time of the offence and despite receiving only small fines from the magistrates court.

Tue 01 Apr 2014

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