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Annual Partnering Service

Empower

We provide innovative and dynamic HR services to schools and academies through an annual contract which includes:

  • Partner induction to identify current priorities and ongoing issues, to include a briefing on the service and access to support.

  • Unlimited access to professional advice via telephone and email.

  • On site visits - direct support with project implementation, guidance and advice or consultation.

  • Secure Partner login to on-line resources.

  • Newsletters and Ebriefs to keep you up to date.

  • Attendance at ‘Partner Events’  x 1 per term to network and receive HR Update.

  • Annual Service Review.

 

The Partnering Service covers:

  • Employment law and changes in regulation and guidance.

  • People management policy and procedures inc. Discipline, Grievance, Performance and Capability, Absence [Sickness, Maternity/Paternity and Time-off], Redundancy and Re-organisation, Equality and Diversity and Pay, Managing Safeguarding Allegations against staff.

  • Casework management in relation to the above policies.

  • National and local terms and conditions inc.  School Teachers Pay and Conditions, NJC [Non-Teaching] Green Book, Burgundy Book and conditions which have transferred from the local authority.

  • Advice in relation to existing terms and conditions and routine variations to employment contracts inc. differing working patterns and employment status.

  • Advice in relation to industrial action.

  • Engagement with trade unions both local and regional.

 

Clients have a named contact, experienced in working with a wide range of education settings and knowledgeable in the detail of STPCD/Green Book/Burgundy Book and DfE statutory guidance and regulation relating to schools, as well as employment law.

Annual partnering

Consultancy Services

Improve

We offer bespoke advice and support designed to help you when you need it most.  Our tailored approach helps you during challenging times and enables you to ensure compliance, avoid escalation and resolve problems.  We can support you with all people management issues including:

  • Compliance with employment law and changes in regulation and guidance.

  • Job description and evaluation advice.

  • Discipline, Grievance, Performance and Capability, Absence [Sickness, Maternity/Paternity and Time-off], Redundancy and Re-organisation, Equality and Diversity and Pay, and Managing Safeguarding Allegations against staff.

  • Implementation of national and local terms and conditions inc.  School Teachers Pay and Conditions, NJC [Non-Teaching] Green Book, Burgundy Book and conditions which have transferred from local authorities.

  • Advice in relation to existing terms and conditions and routine variations to employment contracts inc. differing working patterns and employment status.

  • Changes to contracts of employment and reaching local agreements with recognised trade unions.

  • TUPE transfers.

 

Leadership Mentoring in People Management

Aimed at new leaders and leaders in challenging circumstances we support you to improve the quality of leadership and management of the school through a programme designed to focus on the development and implementation of a ‘live’ school based project or improvement activity.

 

Schools choose us to help them:

  • Improve relationships between leaders and the Governing Board.

  • Improve relationships between leaders and the teaching team.

  • Increase communication and action.

  • Resolve conflict at all levels.

 

In partnership with our people management expertise, together we can successfully pursue excellence in your human resource.

Consultancy

Recruitment

Achieve 

Selecting ‘super people’ is critical for the success of your organisation in achieving excellence in teaching and learning.  As experienced recruiters, we can support and facilitate your recruitment and selection activity in the following ways: 

 

  • Recruitment and Selection Planning

  • Advert drafting and recruitment schedule

  • Review or write job description and person specification

  • Advice on selection methods to meet criteria

  • Provision of tailored forms and letters for each stage of process

  • Design of selection process

  • Preparation of interview timetable

  • Drafting Personal Values questions

  • Chairing Personal Values panel and providing feedback to appointing panel

  • Unlimited telephone and email advice throughout

 

Specialists in Personal Values interviewing, we can lead and facilitate a dedicated panel as part of your selection process.

 

This targeted technique explores a candidate’s attitudes to work and importantly helps ensure they are aligned to the values of your organisation. We specialise in providing personal values interviewing as part of a safer recruitment culture to enable you to deter and reject unsuitable candidates. 

TUPE Transfers

Achieve

Expert advice and guidance on the legal implications of TUPE and support throughout the process, from HR professionals with many years experience in managing TUPE transfers. 

 

We will support you with:

  • Identifying when TUPE applies

  • Advice on the practical implications of a transfer

  • Informing and consulting with affected staff and trade unions

  • Obtaining and analysing the necessary employment data and information 

  • Advice on any necessary changes to existing work practices or arrangements (known as measures)

  • Access to a range of supporting resources such as template letters and documents

  • Drafting of the 'Measures Letter'.

 

We also provide comprehensive TUPE training supported by detailed and practical reference materials

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