We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a conference at our London office on Tuesday 16th June to explore issues around conducting a workplace investigation in an education setting. Our key note speaker will be Sarah Jacobs, an experienced investigator, amongst other things. You will also hear from Andrea Squires, Head of Education, and Theresa Kerr, Head of School Support.
We will cover the following:
- When is an investigation appropriate
- When is an independent investigation needed
- How to manage conflicts of interest
- What to do about whistleblowing
- Considerations if there is a safeguarding concern or criminal activity is alleged
- Identifying a disability and being mindful of discrimination
- How to draft terms of reference for an investigation
- Practical tips for interviewing witnesses – at a fact finding stage and during a disciplinary investigation
- Managing information and understanding the impact of GDPR and what is a protected disclosure
- Managing media interest and considerations around disclosure of any investigation report
- Managing Regulator involvement including referrals to the TRA and responding to requests from the RSC, ESFA, Ofqual and the exam bodies
- Advice on presenting the management case and what to expect at Tribunal
- Advice to any appeal or independent review panel
- Contrasting approaches to investigating staff and pupils
The session is designed to be practical and interactive with plenty of opportunity to share experiences and ask questions. We aim to help you approach investigations confidently, to spot any dangers early and to know what to do if and when there are challenges. We will also explore lessons learnt from recent high profile investigations in the charitable sector such as Save the Children.
We have allowed 2.5 hours for this important conference with an opportunity for networking over lunch.
No charge will be made for attendance. Our conferences book up early so register your interest now.