Our Human Resources team is led by a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD) who has worked in the private and public sectors. The team also includes two qualified HR advisors based in schools and a virtual team of support staff who provide HR administration services using standard processes and systems.
Our Human Resources team lead on the relationship with the Trade Unions that represent our staff. We have a recognition agreement with these unions and use our Joint Consultation and Negotiation Body (JCNB) to consult on key HR policies which then apply consistently across all of our schools. We also have consistent contracts of employment and a set of terms and conditions of employment, which are formed around either the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPC&D) or the NJC (Green book) terms for our Associate (non-teaching) staff.
Specialist HR advice is always available to leaders in schools to support them in planning, and managing change projects, or in handling individual cases, including staff absences and safeguarding matters.
We also offer bespoke HR training to school leadership teams (in conjunction with our Teaching School). The sessions have been very well received and have impacted positively on staff welfare and reducing absence.