Our Human Resources service is dedicated to working in partnership with headteachers, school leaders and governing bodies to provide a comprehensive and bespoke service 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, involving other local authority services, 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.
Working alongside your school 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 am an experienced head teacher but there is always something unexpected around the corner. Nothing could have prepared me for the last two terms. It has been great knowing that we were not alone! The support and advice we have received has been absolutely first class. Someone is always at the end of the phone. A great team!" - Interim Executive Head Teacher, Fountaindale School, December 2020
"Throughout the HR process, staff and Governors, but especially myself as Head were supported, sometimes daily ensuring we were safe in our decisions and practice." - Head Teacher, Misterton Primary, December 2020
"Nottinghamshire County Council HR Service is invaluable and has provided us with expert and informative support and guidance. The team are well skilled and knowledgeable but also offer reassurance and understanding when challenges arise. As a result of their work, issues are quickly resolved, defused and de-escalated minimising the workload and stresses on leaders within schools." - Head Teacher, James Peacock Infant and Nursery December 2020
I have found Nottinghamshire School HR Service professional, reliable and up to date in the advice and support provided. Our school has been supported immensely on a wide range of HR issues. The advice and support is timely and can most certainly be relied upon in a crisis. I would wholeheartedly recommend the service. - Head Teacher, Sutton Bonington School, December 2020
Enhanced and Standard packages are summarised in the above document and we are happy to discuss any additional or bespoke requirements with you.
The enhanced level of service will provide your school with an increased number of on-site visits and face to face meetings ensuring a greater level of in-depth support. Full details of packages with prices can be accessed via our interactive ordering system (IOS).
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. We are also able to provide bespoke training for individual schools or groups of schools on request. Please discuss with your named HR Business Partner.
In addition, we also provide Whole School Safeguarding Training and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Training on a pay as you go basis. We have a team of experienced trainers offering training to ensure that schools are compliant with legislation, standards and procedures in safeguarding to fulfil legislation and Ofsted requirements. The training is updated frequently in line with statutory changes and new developments in safeguarding. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 977 2347 for more information and booking.
Support and advice is always available from your named HR Business Partner
Contact can be made by telephone (Office and Mobile), email and video conferencing. Both packages include access to the HR Helpline available during normal office hours between 8.30 am -5.00 pm, Monday to Thursday, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm on Friday.
Your usual named HR business Partner
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0115 977 3286
0115 977 3867