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Emma Glazzard, Solicitor


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A bit about me

Working within the education sector providing advice on employment and education matters enables me to be truly people focused. I particularly enjoy the pastoral aspects of my work, both for pupils and schools as employers.

The diversity and breadth of my work makes it endlessly interesting, raising new problems to solve, and I always try to keep my advice clear and jargon-free so that it’s easy to understand. I work with a range of clients, including independent schools, academies and maintained schools, and I also advise commercial employment clients.

Outside work I am passionate about dance, and love to bake.



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Government launches consultation into draft TPS regulations

The government has opened a consultation into the proposed new TPS regulations, seeking views on…

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Government launches review into sexual abuse in schools

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced new steps to combat sexual abuse in schools. The…

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Covid-19: unfair dismissal decisions at employment tribunal

It has been over a year since the first national lockdown in England and the…

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DfE consultation launched on the standards for boarding schools

The DfE has launched a consultation regarding the revised standards for boarding schools and residential…

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Change to criminal record disclosure rules now in force

Changes have been made to the disclosure requirements of criminal records, following the commencement of…

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New consultation for proposed changes to KCSIE closes 4 March

The DfE launched a consultation in December into the proposed changes to Keeping Children Safe…

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Part year workers holiday pay case listed for hearing in Supreme Court

We understand that, following a successful application by The Harpur Trust, the Supreme Court has…

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New ‘Keeping children safe in out-of-school settings’ guidance published

The DfE has published a new voluntary code of safeguarding practice for out-of-school settings. The…

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New housemistress/housemaster template contract of employment

We, in conjunction with the ISBA, have prepared a template contract of employment for housemistresses/housemasters.…

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Updated holiday period furlough guidance for schools

On 1 July 2020, the Government updated the furlough guidance which included further commentary on…

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Guidance for the reopening of schools

On 2 July 2020, the DfE published its guidance on how to prepare for the…

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Updated guidance: actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak

On 15 May 2020, the government updated its guidance for early years and childcare providers…

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Coronavirus: updated guidance on safeguarding, remote learning and SEND support

On 19 April 2020, the DfE published guidance for schools on managing safeguarding procedures and…

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Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020: a briefing note on the proposed changes

The proposed changes The government is proposing to update Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019…

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New guidance: safeguarding children from sexual violence, child sexual exploitation and harmful practices (Metropolitan Police)

Children safeguarding The Metropolitan Police has published new guidance for schools and colleges to help…

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Is there a need to investigate?

Sleeping on the job The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), in the recent case of Sunshine…

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Can you be fairly dismissed for failing to inform your employer of a child protection issue?

A probation officer dismissed The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), in the recent case of Q…

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Transgender Pupils: Key Considerations for Schools

Appropriate support for pupils Independent schools vary widely in terms of their size, pupil population,…

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When is an employer liable for harassment by a third party?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal The Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") in the recent case of Bessong…

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Political opinion or philosophical belief?

An Employment Tribunal has confirmed that a belief in Scottish independence can amount to a…

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Major review into support for children with special educational needs

Last week, the Department for Education launched a review into support systems for children and…

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