Staffing Information and links
As a school, we support Trade union facility time - this is reasonable time off for trade union duties and activities. This entitlement is set out in the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 19923 and the Acas Code of Practice on time off for trade union duties and activities.
We follow the DFE guidance: (see here for link)
When dealing with requests for time off, employers, school leaders and managers should consider what constitutes ‘reasonable’ time off, and whether the request should be accommodated. They can take into account the amount of agreed time already taken and/or prospective time off. The following questions should be considered:
Can the school accommodate the amount of time requested, and ensure adequate cover for safety and the provision of educational services?
Does the request contain the right information (e.g. purpose, time and place - including agendas of meetings where appropriate), and has enough advance notice been given to provide alternative cover arrangements where necessary?
Does it attract paid or unpaid time (i.e. will the time be used to undertake specific trade union duties, or for activities which should not attract paid time off)?
If the request cannot be accommodated is there a reasonable alternative?
Gender Pay Information: see link to Trust website
What was the total number of your employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period?
One employee of Robin Hood Academy was a relevant union official between the period of 1st April 2021 and 31st March 2022 and remains in role currently.
How many of your employees who were relevant union officials employed during the relevant period spent: a) 0% b) 1%-50%, c) 51%-99% or d) 100% of their working hours on facility time?
The employee of Robin Hood Academy spent 0% of their working hours on facility time between the period of 1st April 2021 and 31st March 2022.
Provide the figures for the total cost of facility time and the total pay bill, to determine the percentage of your total pay bill spent on paying employees who were relevant union officials for facility time during the relevant period.
No percentage of the school’s budget was spent on paying employees who were relevant union officials for facility time between the period of 1st April 2021 and 31st March 2022.
As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, how many hours were spent by employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period on paid trade union activities?
No hours were spent by employees of Robin Hood Academy between the period of 1st April 2021 and 31st March 2022 as union officials.