Session 1: Performance managing and dismissing Teachers in schools

8:30am - 9am
Speaker: David Ey
Partner, Piper Alderman

Session Overview
Principals and other school leaders often feel unsure about how to deal with teacher underperformance, as distinct from misconduct. They think that underperformance is hard to prove and they fear the legal consequences of dismissing an unsatisfactory teacher. The result in many cases is that nothing is done and the problem persists. This session aims to inform school leaders about how to navigate the legal risks associated with addressing underperformance, including to the point of a dismissal where necessary. Cases decided by industrial tribunals will be examined, to give participants an understanding of when a performance-related dismissal is likely to be held to be fair or unfair..


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