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HR services for schools – Employment Law  What do schools need from an HR and Employment law service?We are currently helping over 50 schools and colleges in the East Midlands alone with their HR and employment law. Based on our discussions with many of our school clients, we have identified the following needs:

  • Being able to speak to a dedicated employment lawyer when you need them
  • To get clear, practical and helpful HR advice for your school in a timely manner
  • To get advice that is consistent
  • Have a dedicated solicitor and contact who understands your school and the education sector
  • Advice at an affordable price
Why should you choose Flint Bishop to help your school with its HR?

Our core service is HR services for schools and employment law. In the last two years over 50 schools made the switch Here’s why:

We give correct and consistent HR advice. We will allocate you a dedicated lawyer that will ensure you get consistent, high quality advice on your schools employment law issues. HR services for schools.

We get great results. Where other advisors tell clients what they can’t do, we listen to what it is your school want to achieve and then help you to get there in the most effective, commercial and legally compliant way. HR services for schools.

You will have access to our website. Users have access to school specific contracts, HR policies and a series of guides on how to manage issues such as performance, sickness and absence, redundancy, misconduct and other HR issues you may face in your school. HR services for schools.

You will have your own dedicated employment specialist solicitor who will get to know you and your school and how you do things. You will be able to consult with them about any matter of employment law or HR process. They offer practical advice and will explore all options available. HR services for schools.

We’re legally qualified experts. We are highly regarded as experts in our field by industry insiders and clients alike. We are regular speakers at ACAS and CIPD events and our legal updates and employment law opinions are read by over 45,000 HR Managers. HR services for schools.

When you need help we are available. It doesn’t matter how good they are, it’s no good if you can’t get hold of your solicitor. That is particularly the case in HR where matters move so quickly. We guarantee that you will speak to a member of your dedicated employment team the same day you call. A quick response time is at the core of what we do. HR services for schools.

We have a long-serving team. All our employment law solicitors trained with the firm and qualified into the employment department. This has created a loyal and dedicated team meaning you’re unlikely to have disruption to who you deal with. We are passionate about building strong relationships with our clients and the stability of our team enables us to achieve that. A close knit team that communicates well makes it easier for us to cover holidays and absence as we know each other’s clients well. We provide a personal and consistent service. HR services for schools.

You will get regular updates on employment law by e-mail and regular training seminars. HR services for schools.

We offer fixed costs. Hence you will know what your school will pay for HR over a year and can budget for it. Our prices are competitive with the Local Authority; in many cases we are lower. HR services for schools.

So how much will my school pay for HR support?

We offer a number of different fixed price HR packages. We generally match the price of the Local Authority HR services and in many cases we are cheaper. We will tailor a package that suits your needs.

The Basic Costs of our HR services for schools

Option One: Fixed Hours The first option is for you to buy a block of hours from us over a 12 month period. You can choose between 6, 12, 18, 24 and 36 hours over 12 months. Any unused hours will carry over into the next month but will expire at the end of the 12 month period. If you exceed the allocated hours in the 12 month period, additional HR advice and support is available at a fixed hourly rate of just £140 per hour. If your purchase either a 24 or 26 hour package, you will also have the option to ‘upgrade’ to an unlimited hours package if required. The benefit of this means that, if you use your hours but find you suddenly have an issue that will take you over your allocated hours, you already know what the cost will be. We will provide you with a minimum and maximum cost for our support over 12months. Option Two: Unlimited Hours Alternatively, we can offer your school unlimited HR support. There are two main benefits with this, the first is that you’ll have unlimited access to your own dedicated solicitor, and second, the price for this is fixed per month so you know what you’re paying over a 12 month period.

Included in all options:

All options include the full web package, telephone access to your own dedicated solicitor plus advice & technical support, plus:

  • Site visit at start of contract
  • Invitations to quarterly School HR training events
  • Regular legal updates for your school on HR and employmnet law matters
  • HR training workshops for schools
  • Offer to attend your cluster meetings
  • The flexibility to use hours for commercial assistance
Can you speak to a school that uses our HR services?

Yes we can put you in touch with schools that use our schools HR services and they will share their experiences with you. We understand you may want to look at other services in the private sector. We can also help with other aspects of your legal needs, including:

  • Academy Conversion
  • Wider legal services such as commercial contracts (for example, if you outsource services such as catering).
Through partners we can help with the following:

Schools Payroll: An improved service, including more time to submit details, an opportunity to see the month’s run before it goes, better IT and reports tailored to your needs. Occupational health: Quick turnaround with constructive advice and support. Health and safety: Up-to-date information on the provisions of current health and safety legislation in your school and on-site audits if required. Recruiting Head Teachers: A consultancy service to guide governing bodies through the whole of the recruitment process from preparation, through to selection and induction. If you are an Academy or converting to an Academy we can recommend a firm of accountants to help you. School Improvement Software: A system that links the essential processes of Continual Professional Development, Performance Management for Staff, improvement planning and self-evaluation. Absence Management:A web based staff holiday planning and sickness management system used for monitoring staff holiday planning and staff absence management in your school

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