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Recognising that budgets are stretched, our Employment & HR team works closely with HR directors, headteachers, business managers, chief executives and chief financial officers to help minimise the costs of legal support.

Where appropriate, our solicitors can provide strategic overviews to your senior leadership teams, governors and trustees, presenting the risks, timescales, potential costs and the consequences involved so that you can be confident you are making informed decisions.

The delivery of our advice can be adapted to suit your requirements, including communication methods such as telephone calls, emails, face-to-face meetings, advice reports and video calls.

In addition to the legal advice that we provide, our clients also have access to a fully serviced online document bank, containing over 100 education-specific documents and templates, which can be adapted for a range of scenarios commonly encountered by education establishments.

Our employment solicitors can also prepare and deliver training courses, seminars and forums to develop the HR skills of your staff and provide opportunities to network with other education sector HR professionals.

Our Employment team is well-established, with a strong reputation for providing pragmatic employment and HR support, led by highly experienced employment solicitors who have been at the forefront of education for many years.

Our team supports educational establishments of all types, from small local authority-maintained primary schools through to large secondary schools, multi-academy trusts, independent schools and colleges.

In addition to the day-to-day legal advice that our employment solicitors provide, they have also assisted numerous small schools, who were part of local authorities, in converting to academies and the formation of new multi-academy trusts. A notable example is the creation of one of the largest special education needs trusts in the country.

Additional reading for education employment & HR law:

Family-friendly rights for educational establishments

Is it fair to dismiss staff based on an Ofsted report?

Calculating holiday pay for term-time workers

Long-term sickness for educational establishments

Dismissing underperforming teachers

Appraisals and performance assessments

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