HR Management

The effective management of capability issues, discipline and grievance, staff absences, performance management, employment contracts etc. are all “high priority” issues for any head teacher or school business manager. By working with our HR professionals, you can free up your time, safe in the knowledge that you are meeting all of your obligations.

  • Dedicated Personnel Advice and Telephone Help Lines, with the provision of expert and timely advice relating to the interpretation and application of employment law and conditions of employment.
  • Consultancy, administration and specialist support in the management of complex and challenging personnel issues.
  • Our personnel team will act as a “Critical Friend” in considering the proposed approach to any personnel issue and provide advice to governors, headteachers and senior staff, on employment matters.
  • A termly newsletter covering developments within the Company as well as providing a synopsis of topical issues that relate to the range of personnel services provided to schools.
  • Advice on recruitment and selection processes to ensure compliance with statutory requirements (e.g. safer recruitment issues and anti-discriminatory legislation), as well as local procedures and good practice guidelines.
  • Sound advice on the terms of the offer of appointment (e.g. grading, starting salary, working arrangements) and the preparation of written statements of particulars detailing terms and conditions of appointment.
  • Production of letters confirming amendments to contracts, as appropriate (e.g. regarding, promotion, change of hours/weeks worked).
  • Advice on the interpretation and application of national and local agreements that cover the conditions of service for teaching and support staff employed in schools
  • Provision of details of the occupational and statutory entitlements relating to various forms of leave of absence, such as sickness, maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and other special leave provisions.
  • Expert advice relating to personnel policies and procedures.
  • Advice on retirement procedures to be followed in different situations (e.g. age retirement, retirement on grounds of ill health).
  • The provision of professional “employer friendly” support during the process to be followed relating to disciplinary, grievance and capability procedures. This may include attendance at formal meetings and assistance in the drafting of relevant correspondence.
  • Assistance with the application of redundancy procedures, including required timescales, selection criteria and calculation of payments.
  • Timely and concise legal advice on business transfers, including T.U.P.E. issues.
  • Liaison with professional associations and trade unions relating to the above matters or other employment issues.

We would be happy to visit your school to discuss your precise requirements at a time convenient to you. Please contact us if you would like a formal quote.