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HR staffing and employment advice for schools

 

When complex staffing issues arise, schools need immediate advice that gives a clear analysis of the risks and sets the course on a strategic direction. That could be anything from devising a long-term strategy for dealing with an entrenched union situation across a large multi-academy trust, or resolving a complex employment tribunal claim from an ex-employee against a community primary school. Our clients receive quick, pragmatic advice and are safe in the knowledge that, as sector specialists, we ensure they aren’t tripped up by missing the latest DfE guidance or EFA requirement.

Our employment team provides specialist advice to our education clients and have a long history of advising schools and academies. Working in tandem our employment lawyers and education HR consultants provide our ‘HR Services for schools’, designed specifically for schools and academies, offering a complete package to support them from managing day to day HR issues to guidance on strategic organisational changes.

We regularly provide training at conferences and for individual schools on topics from recent employment law updates to training for middle leaders on effective line management. So, whether it is a routine question interpreting the burgundy book rules on maternity leave or a strategic review of staff resulting in a whole school restructure, our team has the experience to ensure our clients achieve the result they are looking for.

what we do...

  • Strategic employment law advice to schools and academy groups.
  • Team restructures, bespoke contracts and terms of employment.
  • Dealing with complex grievances and disciplinaries.
  • Managing allegations against staff.
  • Referrals to the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
  • Exit agreements and compliance with the academies financial handbook.
  • Discrimination issues.
  • TUPE transfers and indemnities on outsourcing.
  • Supporting you with union issues - from collective negotiation to injunctions on industrial action.

HR core for international clients

HR core offers fixed price access to expert HR professionals, supporting you through the complexities of UK employment law, helping you identify strategic opportunities and minimise your exposure to disruptive and expensive litigation.

Read our interactive digital document for details about how HR core could work for your organisation.
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