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HR Services

Specialist HR support and advice

One Education has a unique approach to HR services and management support. We have the answers to your transactional and complex people issues but our main ambition is to free your time to concentrate on teaching and learning.HR Services image of collaborative working

Think of us as an extra member of your management team, putting you first and delivering on your agenda. You can talk to us face to face in complete confidence and our advice will be straightforward and practical. Our team of specialist advisers has many years’ experience working in schools.

For further information on HR support, please contact Rachel Foster on 0844 967 1112.

Our summer training programme will be announced soon -  watch this space!


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Choose the support you need:

Annual Support

Access to a relationship manager, guaranteed advisory time, expert helpline via phone or email, online research and information service, 24/7 critical incident support, school policies and employment procedure and a free briefing each term. The annual agreement also includes subscription to The Key, an online resource for the senior leadership team.

Amanda Nicholson - Headteacher Oakwood Academy Salford

"The HR service from One Education is simply superb"

Training and Briefings

Delivered by our experts, using real school scenarios scheduled each term on topical educational issues. These briefings can be delivered at your school

Details of our bespoke training can be found here BESPOKE HR TRAINING

Details of our latest HR events can be found here EVENTS

Carol Harwood, School Business Manager The Heys Primary, Tameside

Their advice and guidance is excellent in helping us move our school forward, working in a more efficient way. It's the professional friendly approach that I value. Nothing is ever too much trouble.

Academy in a Box

Supports schools undergoing academy conversion, combining educational support, legal and financial advice and property auditors to provide a seamless transition to academy status. 

Academy in a Box is a unique offer that brings together experts who have long-standing relationships working with schools. By combining professional educational support, experienced legal & HR advice, financial & property specialists, your school will be in the best possible position to move forward as an Academy. This all-encompassing team of professionals will facilitate academisation for your school offering an end to end package.

What does it include?

  • Implementation and communications plan covering all stakeholders
  • Support at consultation meetings with all stakeholders including union and employee representatives
  • Management of the TUPE process
  • Staffing structure review if necessary
  • Support with all the legal process resulting in the funding agreement, commercial transfer agreement and gaining charitable status
  • Due diligence reviews
  • Property and energy audits and asset management plans
  • Establishing the financial and commercial operation of the academy

For more information, see our Academy Conversion page.

HR One Helpline

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.

We respond to any of your school’s management issues such as:

  • safeguarding
  • social media
  • governance
  • interaction with parents
  • strike action
  • health and safety
  • terms & conditions for all staff
  • staff attendance, discipline & capability
  • succession planning & recruitment
  • staff consultation & restructures
  • interaction with unions & lawyers
  • whistle blowing guidance

For more information about the helpline, call 0844 967 1112 or email our HR team.

Diane Wolstenholme - Headteacher Ashgate Specialist Support Primary School

One Education HR and People are invaluable as partners in our HR management. We can always rely on their professional, supportive and efficient team to offer current advice and guidance on a wide variety of issues.

Single Central Record Audit

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.

In depth discussions are held alongside an intensive review of your current systems and practices with the opportunity for you to ask questions and to receive practical advice and guidance. This is then followed up by an audit report which is sent to the Principal / Headteacher regarding the quality of data held on electronic and paper files, and the current practices in place.

Alongside the current findings, the report will outline any actions already taken with recommendations to ensure compliance with current legislation and Ofsted requirements.

To find out more, contact Rachel Foster on 0844 967 1112

TUPE Support

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, headteachers 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.

Examples of when TUPE may apply include:

  • when a school converts to an academy
  • when an academy joins a new sponsor
  • when a school or academy outsources a service such as their catering or cleaning provision to a contractor
  • when a school or academy chooses a different contractor to deliver a provision
  • The school or academy has certain responsibilities and must go through an often complex process to securely transfer staff across to a new employer.

These responsibilities include:

  • correctly identifying which staff should transfer
  • providing meaningful formal consultations with employees and their representatives
  • collating accurate information about the employees to be transferred
  • identifying if any ‘measures’ are appropriate
  • ensuring that employees transferring to another employer are provided with an appropriate pension scheme
  • negotiation of warranties and indemnities (applicable when outsourcing for the first time)

One Education HR provides essential guidance and support to schools and governing bodies on the requirements of the regulations and process of TUPE to ensure a seamless transfer.

To discuss your requirements, or if you are unsure whether you may encounter a situation that requires the TUPE process, contact Rachel Foster on 0844 967 1111

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Gill Haughton - Headteacher Abraham Moss High School

One Education HR Services - I would never be without them