HR Support for Academies and MATs
The HR and People Team has extensive knowledge and experience of working with both single and multi-academy trusts, providing advice, guidance, training and support.
We recognise that individual academies and MATs can work very differently, and can offer your academy or trust a variety of support packages to suit your individual needs.
We provide a consistent approach for your HR and staffing requirements across your multi-academy trust ensuring the trust’s main purpose and vision is maintained.
A discounted rate will also be considered for academies purchasing our service on a ‘trust-wide’ service level agreement.
HR Support for Academies & MATS
- Annual support
- Training & Briefings
- HR One Helpline
- In-House Academy Support
- TUPE support
- ‘Academy in a Box’ - a bespoke service for Trusts looking to expand
- Single Central Record Audit
- HR Consultancy
Our annual HR support package provides you with access to a relationship manager, guaranteed advisory time, expert helpline via phone or email, online research and information service, 24/7 critical incident support, academy policies and employment procedures and a free briefing each term.
The annual agreement also includes subscription to The Key, an online resource for the senior leadership team.
The briefings are delivered by our experts, using real school scenarios on topical educational issues. These briefings can also be tailored and delivered at your Academy or delivered across the Trust to ensure a consistent approach.
Experienced education experts answering your people management & governance questions.
We are here when you need help; all year round, by phone or email.
Designed for educational professionals including headteachers, principals, senior leaders, business managers and governors. We provide pragmatic and practical solutions in REAL TIME.
HR issues, particularly with employment law and safeguarding, continue to play an increasingly important part in academy life. We are offering a new way for in-house HR Managers to engage with our services.
As academies and MATs look to expand, organisations naturally take a fresh look at their HR provision. While outsourcing this specialist function is still popular, this often results in the appointment of a single HR Manager to work with the Business Manager to ensure a consistent and complete HR function for all staff and management issues.
The TUPE regulations preserve employees' terms and conditions when a school or an academy transfer their employees to a new employer. It is essential that governing bodies and principals are aware of their responsibilities to ensure that the requirements of TUPE regulations are met in a situation where employees are to be transferred from one employer to another.
Our Single Central Record audit includes an SCR specialist member of our HR team coming for a site visit to meet to your designated safeguarding officer, and any other persons responsible for maintaining & managing the SCR at your Academy.
We can undertake 'one off' commissioned bespoke work at a fixed fee with no SLA required.