Independent Schools

Safer Recruitment and Selection

With attention on a Safe Recruitment approach, we can help support revision of policy, development of procedures and training to delivery Safe Recruitment processes in your school. 

With online communication methods likely to remain, we can provide guidance on how to prepare as you progress towards what is traditionally a period of heightened recruitment at your school. 

We support schools to effectively interview consistently and effectively online through various methods : 

  •   Train the Trainer coaching.
  •    Preparation of procedural guidelines and interview packs. 

Post-Brexit Immigration Law & Right to Work

The EU Settlement Scheme application deadline is 30 June 2012, have you completed your due diligence and are your employees cleared to work in the UK? 
We can provide additional interim project support to manage your schools’ compliance with Right to Work to ensure your readiness for hiring safely and prior to any external audit.
Where you may be recruiting for specialist sports coaches, language teachers this may be a new area for you to manage and where we partner with specialists in Immigration law we can guide you through the process of indefinite leave to remain applications and skilled workers visas. 

Induction and Onboarding

How are your organisation orientation programmes matching the remote environment that your staff operate in and can we help you review people management processes to support new staff in that all important induction period?  With a number of staff being onboarded remotely, you may be gathering intel on how the practice has performed in the last 12 months and how you can ensure success of productivity, retention and compliance going forward. 

Are you considering Agile, Smart ways of working and wondering how your flexible working policy and procedure is going to support your organisations approach?  With insight on how people management practices are evolving across the Independent School sector we can provide you with best practice guidance on how to implement and measure success.  

Competitive & Equitable Employee Experience

It has been an extremely challenging and exhausting period for the education community.  In the new academic year ahead, how will your school look to measure the staff experience, understand how you can retain and reward the valuable commitment and knowledge in your staff team. 

We can provide the additional resource to undertake projects that align to your establishments’ retention strategies. 

Impartial Job Evaluation – of departments or entire schools.   We can provide training to the team undertaking this for the school, through to delivery of the ranking and internal evaluation.

Pay benchmarking exercises – this can be in conjunction with the internal job evaluation or as a separate project that requires considerable market research of the Independent School Sector. 

Benefit reviews – including support Pension Scheme transition programmes requiring consultation exercises. 

Total Reward projects – launching a benefit project that matches the affordability criteria. 

Organisational Development

With furlough running through to September 2021, you may be considering your strategies on establishment redesign.   We can support your internal HR team with experienced expert insight on how the people management strategy is delivered for the new school year. 

Performance and productivity

Translating the school strategy into department objectives can be daunting.  We can help with this by training in performance measurement and management techniques. 

We also conduct performance management policy and procedure projects.

Coaching HR teams and People Managers:

Examples of bespoke events

  1. Building Your People Strategy 
  2. Preparing a Learning and Development Plan 
  3. Progressing a culture of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

People Management Training from accredited professionals includes: 

  • Positive Performance – Coaching, Mediation, Management
  • Planned & Unplanned Absence Management
  • Discipline and Grievance
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Post-Brexit GDPR & DPA
  • Mental Health Awareness

Partner Service Solutions

  • HR interim placement – additional resource to support the HR Team or providing an external HR service.
  • HR Project support – impartial professional expert advisory services

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