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Chairs Workshop 7 th October 2014 Industrial Relations Update Governance Issues. Graham Baird Director of HR Services. Our vision. Is of a growing and thriving sector that will: C ontinue to be high performing, highly efficient and deliver outstanding outcomes for learners.

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chairs workshop 7 th october 2014 industrial relations update governance issues
Chairs Workshop 7th October 2014Industrial Relations Update Governance Issues

Graham Baird

Director of HR Services

Chairs Workshop October 2014

our vision
Our vision

Is of a growing and thriving sector that will:

  • Continue to be high performing, highly efficient and deliver outstanding outcomes for learners.
  • Receive the level of funding required to deliver a rounded and holistic education to young people of all abilities
  • Be recognised and valued by students as the most successful provider of 16-19 education
  • Be recognised and valued by government as a key player in the education system
sfca objectives
SFCA objectives
  • Fair and sufficient funding
  • Broad and relevant curriculum
  • Fair and transparent accountability
  • Genuine and sustained opportunities for growth
  • Constructive and productive industrial relations
five areas of challenge
Five areas of challenge
  • Scrutiny and Review
employment advice
Employment advice
  • Providing dedicated helpline advice to SFCs on IR/Employment matters
  • Employment law updates
  • SFCA website
  • National Employment/HR manager networks
pay conditions
Pay & Conditions
  • National Joint Council comprising
    • SFCA, NUT, NAS/UWT, ATL and Unison
  • Teaching Committee
  • Support staff Committee
  • Maintain and update conditions of service handbooks
  • Pay Negotiations 2014/15
pay negotiations 2015 16
Pay Negotiations 2015/16
  • General election
  • Impact of SFC funding cuts
  • Recruitment & retention
  • NIC impact
  • Pensions costs
  • Economic indicators - inflation
  • Pay movements

Chairs Workshop October 2014

industrial relations
Industrial relations
  • National Strike Action - strike action and action short of strike – Autumn 2014
  • Increase in Local Disputes – restructures, performance management, classroom observation etc.
  • Impact on colleges/unions/IR
  • Work with unions to avoid/resolve disputes
  • Governing Bodies strategic outlook
changes to sfc teachers pay arrangements
Changes to SFC Teachers Pay Arrangements
  • Proposals developed by the SFCA advised by a working party of College Principals and senior college HR staff.
  • Recognised Unions in discussion with SFCA and both parties are working towards agreement by November.
  • There is no agreement yet and some or all of these proposals are subject to change and modification
  • Proposals over the pay framework are independent and separate to the National pay and conditions negotiations but the outcomes of both negotiations will impact on each other.

Chairs Workshop 2014

overview of proposed pay reform
Overview of proposed pay reform
  • It replacescurrent PSP scheme.

(Much criticised for being no-longer fit for purpose)

  • It reformscurrent pay framework (Removes anomalies and off-scale payments)
  • It links all pay progression to ‘acceptable’ appraisal outcomes reflecting developments in the school sector.
  • It strengthens college accountability processes

Chairs Workshop 2014

employer objectives on pay
Employer Objectives on pay
  • Recruiting and retaining staff focusing rewards on performance and contribution
  • Careful cost-control
  • Move to appraisal linked pay progression
  • Appraisal systems to be bedded-in (objectives, appraisals and a good flow of information)

Chairs Workshop 2014

employer strategic priorities
Employer Strategic Priorities
  • Do we have managers with the right skills and confidence to deal with challenges?
  • Do we have a robust organisational change system dealing with structural options, staff resilience etc.?
  • Do we have an effective approach to recruiting the right people?
  • Does our reward system focus on contribution to achieving goals?

Chairs Workshop 2014

is governance important
Is Governance Important ?
  • The role of governance in driving up the quality of teaching and leadership in our schools and colleges will be fundamental.
  • Weak accountability, leadership and governance are common failings in poor provision.
  • A key challenge…remains for college governors: to hold their college to account for the quality of provision and for its true impact.
  • Scrutiny of governors meeting minutes and papers
  • Review of governors experience and expertise
  • Discussion with Chair
  • Discussion with a group of governors
how do we measure governance outcomes
How do we measure governance outcomes ?
  • Learner outcomes
  • Feedback from colleges and governing bodies
  • SFC high performing sector
  • BIS recommendations
    • Recruitment & succession planning
    • Status and importance of Governors
    • Remuneration
  • AOC report recommendations
    • Accountability (benchmark data, framework)
    • Governance arrangements (roles, code)
    • Communication (strategy, funding agencies)
    • Representation and information (regions)
sfca governance policy committee gpc
SFCA Governance Policy Committee (GPC)
  • Background and current arrangements
  • Chair and Membership
  • Input from colleges
  • Agenda setting
  • Seminar/Conference/Working parties
gpc current issues
GPC current issues
  • Regional networks
  • Training
    • SFCA/ETF survey September 2014
    • NCTL - NLGs
  • HR/IR
    • Appeals/new pay system 2015
  • BIS report & AOC report
    • Taking forward recommendations Code of governance, Governance Alliance etc
sfca etf training survey
SFCA/ETF Training survey
  • Undertaken jointly with the ETF
  • Collected responses from 65% of colleges
  • Including 162 individual responses
    • 45% No dedicated gov. training budget
    • 36% In house, 25% SFCA, 15% consultant
    • 94% SFCA useful support structure
  • SFCA (GPC), ETF and key stakeholders will consider key outcomes
sfca governance policy committee gpc review
SFCA Governance Policy Committee (GPC) Review?
  • Representation on the GPC
  • Meeting schedule
  • Perception and profile
  • Engaging with key stakeholders
  • Information exchange
chairs workshop
Chairs Workshop
  • Today’s meeting

Regional meetings

SFCA Governance

Future Effective Governance