This aims to provide a readable, practical guide to the application of employment law to the various employment relations in schools. It presents the school as a small to medium business, albeit concerned with a highly specialized activity and with particular concerns. It brings the issues of human resource management in schools into the main stream, and concentrates on the development of appropriate policies and practices. It includes reference to the voluntary sector and draws on the experience of the independent sector. Examples are also drawn from other parts of the public sector and from approriate areas of the private sector. The book incorporates relevant aspects of the Single European Act (1992) and ot relates to legal regulation of employment relations in other EC member states. In addition, it examines legal issues surrounding the work environment: health, safety and welfare and also provides guidelines and checklists for managing schools effectively in terms of premises, equipment and people. It is aimed at practising teachers, administrators, advisors, and students.