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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 all schools including academies, irrespective of their governance arrangements. Our services are underpinned by an extensive knowledge of the workings and requirements of the education sector. In circumstances where your school needs a joint approach we will dovetail our support 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 and opportunities for apprenticeships. 
  • Workforce planning, including resourcing, apprenticeships and employee development.
  • Support and expert guidance on school restructures and job design.
  • Advisory and professional support to head teachers and/or the governing body or trust at all formal hearings and appeals at no extra cost.
  • On-site support to manage HR related investigations or access to HR consultants who can undertake complex investigations on behalf of the school. 
  • A range of bespoke training opportunities specifically for you as a head teacher, school leader, governor or trust board member. 
  • Expert job evaluation analysis to ensure that your staffing structures are effective and that all posts in your school comply with Single Status pay structures and equal pay legislation. 
  • The purchase of one of our annual packages gives you exclusive access to the Nottinghamshire Schools Staff Absence Insurance scheme. 
  • Two levels of service: Standard or enhanced, details of which are summarised in the packages document below.

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.

"I have found the HR service to be extremely professional. As a busy Head Teacher, my experience of communication by the HR team has been excellent, punctual and pertinent. I have found HR staff professional in their manner, with a personal touch which helped ensure successful outcomes for the school. " Head Teacher, Manor Park Infant and Nursery.


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. 



Access to a full range of HR related training opportunities for headteachers, senior leaders, business managers, governors and trust board members at a reduced price. 

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]