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Is your school mentally healthy?

Kent HR looks at what your school can do to manage mental health and support wellbeing. Mental health issues are more common than we might think and it can affect anyone, at any time which means that it only impacts staff but also pupils.

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Kent HR supporting employee wellbeing on Mental Health Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and this year takes place in the UK between 13 May to 19 May. Kent HR is taking this opportunity to raise the importance of employee wellbeing within the workplace and provide advice on training and support that is out there for businesses.

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HR Consultancy in Kent supports National Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992. During this annual thirty day period, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country will join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Our HR consultants in Maidstone are supporting National Stress Awareness Month this April and are on hand to provide HR support to help businesses with wellbeing initiatives. (Posted 11 April 2019)

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Restructures - Managing change effectively in your school

With Brexit looming, many organisations, including those within the education sector, may face uncertainty. This may not only impact recruitment and retention in this sector, but with the threat of some businesses relocating to the EU or diverting business from the UK to EU affiliates, Brexit could have a bigger impact that initially realised. (Posted 29 March)

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New Ofsted Framework - What Does it Mean for Schools?

Ofsted launched a consultation on 16th January 2019 on proposals for changes to the education inspection framework. If approved the new framework will take effect from September 2019. Ofsted is proposing changes to the way it assesses teachers and pupils alike, to ensure students receive the best education possible which may then lead to changes within your school. (Posted 21 March 2019)

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Employment Law Updates

Despite the uncertainty that Brexit has created, HR professionals and business owners still have to ensure they are up-to-date with what’s in store in employment law changes that we do know will happen.To help make your life easier, we’ve created a handy timeline of the key dates you need to know, and the changes that may affect your organisation. (Posted: 18 March 2019)

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Brexit - More tough times ahead for schools

The education sector is already suffering from a shortage of teachers and with Brexit around the corner it is becoming increasingly important for schools to have a recruitment plan

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Managing Child Safeguarding Allegations Webinar

A joint webinar hosted by Lily Toppo, HR Consultant from Kent HR and Louise Brenlund, Associate from Brachers looking into legal guidance and best practice steps to take when safeguarding allegations arise. (Posted 14 May 2019)

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Employee Reward Strategy Webinar

Kent HR Consultant Veronica Fox hosts this informative webinar on employee reward strategy. (Posted 13 May 2019)

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