Providing excellent advice and support to Schools and Academies

HR Services

Practical solutions to professional issues.

HR support for Schools & Academies

A unique approach to HR services and people management, with answers to your transactional and complex people issues.

HR Support Service
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Think of us as an extra member of your management team, putting you first and delivering on your agenda. We can provide all of the back-office transactional services such as payroll and personnel administration, but also the specialist services which are highly complex in the education context.

Our main ambition is to free your time to concentrate on teaching and learning. 

We offer a holistic service which is not just limited to undertaking traditional HR casework, but also acting as your fifth emergency service for all of your school management issues.

Get in touch

You can access our HR support via annual service agreements, through our expert education helpline, or as spot purchases as and when required. For Multi-Academy Trusts, or schools with their own HR provision, we also offer an In-house support service.

In addition, schools can purchase specific HR products which provide quality assurance and focused expertise on a variety of issues. 

Our service includes "Traditional HR Support" and a lot more besides...

  • Casework management of staff conduct, attendance and capability issues
  • Supporting schools by carrying out investigations, presenting at hearings and preparing tribunals
  • GDPR School Compliance Audit & Training
  • Training, policy provision and casework for safeguarding and safer recruitment including expert SCR advice
  • Equality Act Training & Assessments
  • Dispute resolution via mediation and conciliation
  • School and academy Lockdown Procedures
  • Support for schools and academies around exit strategies
  • Helping to deal with difficult parents
  • Managing complaints from all sources
  • Emergency management including critical incident support
  • Strategic workforce planning including staff restructures and redundancies and TUPE
  • Support for headteacher recruitment and succession planning
  • Leadership pay and pay performance management
  • Project management and HR support for academy conversion
  • Bespoke training in school and regular termly CPD and briefings
  • Hands-on support with union issues, including negotiations and consultations
  • Independent leadership pay reviews & teachers' pay policy audits to ensure compliance with STPCD

School Management Support

Headteachers value the access to our expert team of advisors on all school issues. Our team work in all types of establishments, and have an excellent reputation for our personable and straightforward approach to dealing with school management issues.

You can expect straightforward, no nonsense and pragmatic advice from people who work solely within the education sector.

No two schools are the same, and our breadth of knowledge in the education sector enables us to work alongside you on your specific priorities, avoiding pitfalls and finding solutions. 

We pride ourselves in building strong relationships with leadership teams. Having strong human resource management is key to develop strong leadership.

To enquire about our HR services, please fill in the form below or call Rachel Foster on 0844 967 1112.

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