Professional, responsive and supportive, our Central HR team offer the very best in all areas of HR provision. All team members are CIPD or CIPP qualified and have a deep understanding of schools and the wider education system.
We offer dedicated and experienced HR experts, offering telephone, written and on-site advice and guidance for schools. Our team supports schools with:
Disclosure and Barring Service checks
Case work such as disciplinary, capability, grievances, and managing allegations against staff. This includes advice on conducting investigations, the preparation of a case, the drafting of letters and managing the process to its conclusion.
Performance Management including Appraisal, Pay Policy & Performance Related Pay
Managed staffing reductions
Local union engagement
Attendance at any meeting/hearing as required, including providing procedural and technical advice on the conduct of a hearing
The Central HR team provides;
A full suite of HR policies and template letters
Policy and procedures review, updates and consultation with unions
Online appraisal software
Online DBS application system
Payroll and pensions administration
HR training, including Safer Recruitment and bespoke courses
Access to Occupational Health services, including assistance in writing the referral report and advising on the contents of the health consultants reports.
The Central HR team are supported by external legal advisors to ensure policies and advice fully comply with employment law and best practice.
The Central HR team report regularly to the Audit & Compliance Committee.