HR policies and procedures
Here are Ealing Council's HR policies, procedures, statutory guidance, forms and schemes listed in alphabetical order:
Core HR policies schools should adopt or adapt
- Allegations of abuse against teachers and other school staff (pdf) (December 2022) Model procedure on dealing with allegations. See also staff allegations.
- Code of conduct for schools (pdf) (September 2021) school staff, volunteers and governors.
- Disciplinary procedure (word) A model for governing boards.
- Grievance procedure (word) A model procedure for governing boards.
- NAHT model pay policy 2023-24 (pdf) and NAHT pay policy guidance 2023-24 for schools to consider.
- Medical capability procedure (word) A model procedure for governing bodies.
- Teacher appraisal and capability options
- Whistleblowing - model policy (word) July 2023.
Absences due to the coronavirus Colleagues are reminded of the provisions that already exist for teaching and support staff in schools in circumstances where they are required to self-isolate or are placed into quarantine.
Absence - Guidance on managing absence and attendance (pdf) (December 2021)
This document provides guidance, information and advice to help schools manage absence and attendance issues.
Fit note guidance (pdf) and Fit note sample (pdf)
Adoption provisions for school support staff (word)
Extract from the local terms and conditions.
Comprehensive equality and diversity policy (pdf)
Ealing Council's policy, vision and purpose to ensure we deliver equality and diversity to you as staff, and to our residents, customers and partners.
Death in service
What to do if an employee dies in service
Equality Analysis Assessment (EAA) - links to equality analysis assessment page
Foundation stage additional entitlement provision (pdf)
Advice to headteachers of primary and nursery schools about both the flexibilities available to them as employers and any limitations in organising staffing for the additional entitlement for three and four year olds.
ICT - appropriate use of ICT in schools (word)
Advise for using any form of ICT, in or out of school.
Industrial action guidance for schools January 2023 (pdf)
Guidance on strike action for headteachers.
Industrial action risk assesment template (word)
Risk assessment document for strike action that schools may wish to follow.
Legal advice on employment matters insurance scheme details 2023/24 (pdf)
Schools legal advice on employment matters. A minimum number of 40 schools will be required to join the scheme for it to be considered viable. Scheme joining form to be emailed to email@example.com by 28 Apil 2023. Legal advice operation of scheme 2023/24.
Long term sickness scheme for schools and claim form (word)) April 2023
Managing unsatisfactory performance (word) (revised 2012)
For support staff only, if school's capability policy is for teachers only and does not include support staff.
Maternity insurance scheme for schools and claim form (word) April 2023
Maternity/parenting leave scheme for teachers (word) April 2018
Maternity/parenting policy for school support staff (word) March 2015
Maternity/parenting provisions for school support staff (word) Extract from the local terms and conditions.
Mental health illness guidance (pdf)
Guidance on managing mental health illness in school.
Probation policy and procedure for school support staff (word) February 2016
Guidance for schools on probation and model procedure for governing bodies.
Recruitment and selection guidelines - links to recruitment guideline and forms
Redundancies guidance for schools (word) updated November 2021
SEN teachers allowance guidance (pdf) September 2010
Teachers' terms and conditions (word)
Teacher's terms and conditions in nursery, primary, secondary, day special schools and other teaching services maintained by the council.
These policies are supplemented by Ealing's local agreement on terms and conditions and their implementation (pdf). Summary of local agreement on terms and conditions (pdf).