HR Additional
Services

HR Policy Audit & Review

Ensure your policies are up to date and compliant with a bespoke audit. Our expert team will review and feedback on policies that have not been updated for some time, or policies of newly converted academies that need revising.

SLT coaching and mentoring – ‘Headspace’

‘Headspace’ sessions with an ILM-qualified coach will give you time-out and space to reflect, think and action plan your current personal and school-specific goals. The topic of each session is determined by you; the coach provides a framework to support you explore and develop your thinking, identifying real or perceived barriers and unlocking your potential. The sessions provide a confidential, open minded, non-judgemental space to take that all important time-out to focus and reflect on personal and professional development.

‘Headspace’ sessions can include:

  • Personal development
  • Increasing confidence as a manager/leader
  • Developing your management or leadership identity
  • Devising and moving forward with strategic direction
  • Setting and achieving goals (personal/team/school-specific)
  • Managing staff and dealing with difficult situations
  • Getting the best out of your team
  • Learning and becoming stronger from set backs

‘Headspace’ coaching is ideal for middle managers and senior leaders at any stage of their career and is particularly valuable for newly appointed or promoted staff.


Senior leader recruitment

With extensive experience in education recruitment, SBS consultants will expertly guide you through the whole process ensuring your new leader has the right match of skills, capabilities and personal qualities and values to move your school forward in line with your strategic direction.

We work closely with headteachers and governing bodies to analyse and review the job role and the personal characteristics needed from your new leader to ensure a close fit with your school culture. We work with you to build and design a targeted marketing campaign and create quality recruitment material* to attract the best candidates.

Support options:

  • Analyse the qualities required in your new leader
  • Analyse and review of the job role
  • Advice and guidance on terms and conditions of employment
  • Support with marketing and advertising the post (including graphic design of recruitment documents)
  • Assistance with shortlisting
  • Assist or fully organise and attend the selection event
  • Ensure your decision-making process is robust and legally compliant
  • Complete pre-employment and safer recruitment vetting
  • At all stages ensuring that the whole process is legally compliant with general and school specific employment law

The Senior Leader Recruitment services offer expert, sensitive and robust consultancy so your leadership team and governing body retain complete ownership of the process and are equipped to analyses senior leader capabilities to make informed decisions.

*E.g. Recruitment advert, job description, person specification, applicant packs, candidate scoring matrix, tailored selection activities and events.


HR investigations and case work

Our MCIPD and ACAS-qualified workplace investigators will support or represent your school with employment relations case work and investigations. Our experienced consultants guarantee expert and sensitive handling of all difficult staffing issues. Our service is particularly valuable for situations where impartiality and an independent review is essential, or where there just isn’t the time or expertise in within school to delegate such responsibilities.

Cases and investigations covered:

  • Absence and ill health
  • Change management
  • Dismissal and termination
  • Performance and capability
  • Redundancy and restructuring
  • TUPE
  • Dignity at work
  • Discipline
  • Discrimination claims
  • Grievances
  • Bullying and harassment

This service is tailored to meet your particular circumstances and with a team of experienced consultants we can provide individual and impartial support to the investigation, hearing or appeal hearing stage working with senior school leaders, headteachers and governors/trust board members.

Our services offers:

  • Providing remote support to managers conducting investigations
  • Instant access to advice and guidance and a full suite of legally compliant model letters, templates and pro-formas
  • Full onsite management of the investigation
    • interviewing witnesses and key employees
    • collation and review of all evidence
    • preparing investigation reports
    • Attendance and report presentation at hearings
  • Advising hearing and appeal hearing officers and governors
  • After event care, reviewing policies, processes, and supporting people involved

HR training courses

We recognise the changing needs of education and the importance of Continued Professional Development (CPD) for all staff and governors.

Our specialist team has extensive experience of working in education and has a proven track record in delivering HR, governance and personal development training to schools.

HR Training Courses →

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