Our terms of service

Headrest is an entirely voluntary organisation. We are a group of busy ex-headteachers, all doing other things in schools up and down the country. We choose to give up our time to help others in the spirit of openness, collegiality, kindness and goodwill. We want to give something back and to do good as we go.

We do not charge for our services. We are not registered as a limited company or registered charity. We are not a social enterprise or community interest company. We are not a consultancy or advisory service. We do not provide professional or legal advice. Any material provided on our site or information/advice we give when you call is provided in good faith and without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.

When you call us you do so on the understanding that we take no responsibility for the accuracy of our advice, support or guidance. You should not use what we say in support of any case or claim you have or choose to rely on it as evidence etc. In this instance, call your union or other such body who are qualified to give you expert advice. 

For this reason, we may however, from time to time suggest you contact another person or organisation for further support or regulated advice. This must not be viewed as an endorsement of that person or service and we cannot be held liable for any subsequent advice they may provide. We have no commercial affiliations with any other person or organisation. 

To the greatest extent permitted by law, we and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude: 

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it (including social media) and any materials posted on it, including: 
    • loss of income or revenue;
    • loss of business;
    • loss of profits or contracts;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of data;
    • loss of goodwill;
    • wasted management or office time; and
    • whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

We cannot be liable or held responsible for any advice we give, however intended. Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We cannot be held responsible for any content posted on our blog (Headwell), and the views expressed are entirely those of the author. To the greatest extent permitted by law, we therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate. We will not use your data or share it with any other party without your permission. We collect information about you to deliver the services you have requested. We do not share your information for marketing purposes with companies. We do not collect sensitive personal information such as race, religion, or political affiliations. We will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith and belief that such action is necessary.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. 

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately. 

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it. 

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. 

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. 

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page, unless you obtain written permission from us. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. 

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to us via the contact page on our website.

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. 

The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site. 

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales. 

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site. 

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact us using the website.

Thank you for visiting our site.