Jean, a Partner in Stone King’s Employment Team, looked at issues expected to have an impact on the education sector in 2022.

These include staff absences, remote learning and a possible change in how term-time only leave is calculated, with a key ruling due later this month.

Other issues are that of teacher shortages, with some schools considering sponsorship to help fill vacancies, procurement, the anticipated spring White Paper and new Employment Bill.

“We've now entered what will no doubt be another challenging school year and there are plenty of legal developments on the horizon that schools and their senior teams need to be aware of with regards to how they could impact their operations, particularly in the employment sphere,” said Jean, who specialises in education law.

“Some developments are a direct result of the pandemic and the problems it is causing, while others link to more long-standing developments that could have a major impact on the sector - from holiday pay to contract disputes.”

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