Poor employee mental health is a significant challenge facing school leaders. Spotting mental health issues at work can be challenging and providing effective support for these employees equally so. Reasonable adjustments – changes to the workplace or the work practices of an employee that enable them to do their job – are a key part of this support system. The key to making reasonable adjustments in schools is confidence, consistency and clarity. Recently, ACAS has also issued updated guidance on how to approach reasonable adjustments for mental health as well as physical health.
In this session we will look at:
- Reasonable adjustments – What they are and why they are important
- Agreeing and recording suitable workplace adjustments or modifications
- Key principles to consider when making a reasonable adjustment
- Workplace adjustment duties under the Equality Act 2010
- 5 mental health adjustments you can make for employees
- How to incorporate reasonable adjustments into your case management