1st Edition

Teaching and the Law

By Gilliatt, Jacqui Copyright 1999

    The increased accountability of teachers has meant that actions on negligence are a reality. This is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the law for teachers, covering everything from the employment relationship to lesson content and discipline.

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Beginning at the beginning; Chapter 3 Who's who in education; Chapter 4 Subject to contract – the employment relationship; Chapter 5 You won't get me, I'm Part of the union – the employer's rights and duties; Chapter 6 Working to rule – the teacher as employee; Chapter 7 Reproduction – copyright law; Chapter 8 Object lessons – lesson contents; Chapter 9 Some of us are more equal than others – equal opportunities in schools and access to education; Chapter 10 Better informed but not necessarily wiser – information and records; Chapter 11 A family affair – children and parents; Chapter 12 Protecting children; Chapter 13 An assault course – assault, punishment and discipline; Chapter 14 Can I have your attention please – negligence; Chapter 15 Brief encounters – legal remedies;


    Jacqui Gilliatt is a barrister in independent practice in London, whose practice covers all aspects of civil common law, with an emphasis on family law and education law. She is the co-author of Civil Advocacy: A Practical guide.