The next few years will be an interesting and challenging period for the education sector as
the Government progresses with its academies and free schools programmes. For many school
leaders this means becoming employers for the first time.
ACAS provide free and impartial information
and advice to employers on all aspects of
workplace relations and employment law. They
give advice and guidance to 800,000 callers a
year via a telephone helpline and promote good
practice through training.
They keep up to date on the latest
developments through links with the
Department of Education, schools, education
Trade Unions and advisors of organisations in
the education sector. The breadth and depth
of our expertise puts ACAS in a unique position
to help schools establish and maintain good
employment relations from the start.
In September 2016, in partnership with Irwin
Mitchell’s specialists in the education sector,
ACAS are launching the ACAS Schools Forum
as part of our continued commitment to
supporting the education sector.
The Schools Forum will be a free networking
group for School HR, School business managers
and School bursars. Membership is open to
all types of education establishments e.g.
maintained schools, academies, free schools and
The Forum will hold quarterly meetings and
members will have access to an ACAS Schools
Forum blog to share their views, experiences and
insights on the world of employment relations,
including areas such as conflict management,
health and wellbeing, employee engagement
and sector news and updates.
Events cover topics from within the HR/
Employment law field and presentations will
be given from specialists within the education
sector. The Forum is designed to share best
practice and support HR professionals in their
The Forum is free to join. To register your interest
please email Gino Greco at ACAS on