Education HR Consultancy

Tailored HR Advice and Guidance Specifically for Education Establishments 

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Purchasing Education HR Consultancy will ensure that Head Teachers and Governors are able to carry out their statutory and contractual responsibilities and use good employment practices - thus ensuring compliance and minimising risk. Sector specific advice - all support whether it is telephone or school based, will be provided by professionally qualified staff with extensive education sector experience. Tailored advice to the individual needs of your establishment. Reliable and robust HR advice at an early stage is essential in ensuring that staff issues do not escalate.

Education HR Consultancy can help navigate you through the potential pitfalls thereby saving you time and money. It is vital that schools and academies ensure that their policies and practices comply with legal requirements. Education HR Consultancy provide new and updated model policies and procedures for Governing Body adoption. Recognised trade unions are consulted on all policies and procedures prior to publication which means that the school or academy don't have to.

More information about the packages we offer is available on the Cheshire East School Services (ChESS) website and in the Education HR Consultancy Services (PDF, 1.2MB) flyer.


Poynton High School
David Waugh, Head Teacher

Expert, supportive, knowledgeable, understanding… are just some of the words I would use to describe the service I have received from our HR Consultants. Over the last three years I have had to undertake significant staff reduction (over 13.0 FTE), substantial restructure, and to manage some very challenging and complicated staffing situations.
I have found Education HR Consultancy to be absolutely invaluable. From supporting redundancy processes to union negotiations, from advice and support, from policy to procedure, the service has always been first class. All members of the team are expert in supporting you in the most difficult and challenging circumstances. I cannot recommend this service to you highly enough. 

Adelaide Academy Trust
Sarah Martin, Head Teacher

Education HR Consultancy has supported the Leadership Team of the Trust, including governors and directors in coming to terms with the wider issues of conversion from LA to academy status. This has involved meetings with the DfE , legal, and the LA. These meetings have again been both supportive and professional and in the best interest of The Trust. During a period of change converting our schools to an Academy Trust, Education HR Consultancy has been particularly effective and supportive where restructuring has been necessary.  This has involved for example, one of the HR team supporting staff from the converting schools, including meetings and negotiations with trade union representatives. Support to staff was without exception, professional and thorough but nevertheless included a sensitive approach when required.

We would wish to record our thanks to Education HR Consultancy. We have welcomed their input and support and look forward to working with them in the future, as The Trust expands.

Aspire Educational Trust
Kevin Simpson, Executive Principal/CEO

While Education HR Consultancy undoubtedly has an excellent understanding of the particular nature of the Education sector, we were initially sceptical about whether a Local Authority department would be able to accommodate the very specific requirements of a growing multi-academy trust, but they have shown a high level of flexibility and have adapted their approach to accommodate our requirements giving dedicated and professional support.

Employing staff is very complex and the advice from Education HR Consultancy has made sure that through the periods of TUPE transfer and change management involved in converting to academy status, everyone is treated fairly and that all guidelines are followed. As a small but growing Multi-Academy Trust, we could not afford our own, in house, HR department and Education HR Consultancy has given us this facility but is both cost and time efficient, and allows us to get on with what we do best. Our account is managed by a named HR Officer in the team who quickly grasps what we’re looking for, showing a real understanding of the people and business issues affecting our Trust.

We have been especially impressed with the high level of service and communication that we have received. The HR team keep in touch with us and follow up every request. This has made a real difference to us as it has allowed us to have a consistent service at all our academies no matter where they are located. We would certainly recommend Education HR Consultancy to any prospective customers.

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