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HR Advice, Support and Training

HR Advice, Support and Training

Our Human Resources service is dedicated to working in partnership with headteachers, school leaders and governing bodies to provide comprehensive and bespoke support to meet the requirements of your school.

We provide a responsive, flexible range of HR services to maintained schools, academies and trusts. Our services are underpinned by an extensive knowledge of the workings and requirements of the education sector. We work together with the Education Improvement Service, Occupational Health, Governor Services, Finance, Health and Safety and Legal Services in order to ensure your school receives the best possible joined up support in all of our work with you.

In the short video below, Rachel McEvoy, Head Teacher of Holy Family Catholic Primary School, explains how our HR team helped her school through a difficult time.

What we offer

  • An effective HR service that meets the day to day and strategic needs of your school
  • Dedicated professional named HR Business Partners who will work with you to ensure you have the confidence and necessary support to address the many challenges you face
  • A team of HR professionals with a wealth and depth of experience to provide high quality, solution focused support within a timescale agreed with you. 
  • Comprehensive up to date knowledge of education law, employment law and HR best practice
  • Written policies, guidance and comprehensive toolkit Documents specifically designed to meet the ever changing and complex challenges faced by schools.
  • Comprehensive practical support and guidance on all employee relations matters including appraisal/competency, grievance, disciplinary, safer working, recruitment, absence, redundancy and performance related pay issues
  • Workforce planning, including resourcing, apprenticeships and employee development
  • Support and expert guidance on school restructures and job design
  • Advisory support to head teachers and/or the governing body or trust at all formal hearings and appeals at no extra cost
  • Two levels of service: Standard or enhanced

Working alongside your designated HR Business Partner, we will respond to your telephone calls and emails within one working day and to written enquiries within five working days.

"At all times HR offered exceptional service. We were 100% confident in the HR advice. The level of understanding from the HR team was crucial in ensuring we had the confidence and resilience  to deal with matters that arose." Head Teacher, Winthorpe Primary School.


HR package details, 2018/19 [PDF] 

To buy any of the packages above, please use the link provided. To find out more information, please contact us or visit the sub-sections to find more HR-affiliated services which we provide.

Safeguarding training in Schools

In addition to this service, we also provide Whole School Safeguarding Training and Designated Person Training on a pay as you go basis. Please contact or 0115 977 2347 for more information.

Benefits to your school

  • Customer Service: 90% of respondents to our recent customer survey rated the service excellent or good
  • HR advice and support: 92% of respondents rated the service excellent or good
  • Resolution of issues: 89% rated the service excellent or good
  • Value for money: 84% of respondents rated the service excellent or good
  • Head Teacher and Senior Leaders' Training and Briefings: 83% of respondents rated these as excellent or good.
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HR Advice, Support and Training Contact

Sue Angood
0115 977 3217

Andy Wilson
0115 977 3286

Gill Elder
0115 977 3867

More information

School brochure pages on this service [PDF 158KB]

Services For Schools

Full School Brochure

For information about all of the services we offer, please download the latest Services for Schools Brochure 2018.pdf [6.72MB]