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Specialist HR support for schools and academies

HR Support Services for Schools & Academies

Management of HR is one of the most complex and time-consuming functions within any organisation. For schools, effectively managing people can also be expensive, and stressful for the management team, including headteachers and governors.

Being able to access dependable, clear and expert advice is key to making sound HR decisions but often schools are reliant on call-centre HR advisers who may not have had the opportunity to get to know the school team or have the necessary experience to handle sensitive or complex HR situations.

In response to this need for a higher degree of engagement, Burnetts has developed and evolved an HR Support Service for schools which, although underpinned by a telephone helpline, includes the option for schools to enjoy a greater level of involvement such as regular face to face contact or attendance at meetings. Our HR Support Service features:

  • a helpline manned by qualified and experienced solicitors and HR advisers
  • an annual service level agreement, with costs based on the number of staff, with no tie-in or notice period
  • a named Partner to ensure an in-depth understanding of your school and its issues
  • free training on HR issues such as performance management
  • add - on options available when you need extra support

Nationally Recognised Expertise, Locally

Burnetts is recognised nationally for its expertise in the education sector. Every education institution is a prestigious and valued client to us. As a result, high levels of client care and exceptional responsiveness are features of our client service.

The appointment of new HR advisers is a big decision. In order to help you make an informed choice, we are more than happy to have informal meetings or to present more formally to the management team or governors as necessary, whichever best suits your school.

For further information or an exploratory discussion, contact Natalie Ruane at Burnetts on 01768 800855 or email schools@burnetts.co.uk

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Who to contact

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Natalie Ruane

Natalie is a Partner and leads the Employment Law & HR team and specialises in education.