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Education HR Service and Advice for London Schools
The people at the heart of any organisation are responsible for its success, and within educational establishments this is no different. Getting the fundamentals right from the outset will create a motivated and fulfilled workforce, which is vital for the ongoing delivery of the highest possible quality of learning.
In any London school, the satisfaction felt by its personnel will directly impact upon the learning environment. Contented staff equal excellence in education, with high standards being maintained and goals met and often exceeded.
London schools often find it challenging to remain on the level and ensure their legal responsibilities are maintained with so many school HR policies and procedures to follow. Pulling staff away from their core duties to help with such tasks will always prove detrimental to the efficient running of the school.
However, if London HR education procedures can be delegated to an external team of specialists who are able to demonstrate expertise in managing the HR services that need to be taken care of on a daily basis, then this will have the effect of freeing up valuable resources within the school.
It is also highly advantageous for schools to have available on tap a wide knowledge base that can be accessed whenever strategic decisions need to be made, such as on school organisation and reorganisation.
With education law and employment law being two of the most changeable areas of the legal world, it makes a lot of sense to outsource to a specialist London education HR consultancy facility.
How can HCB Solicitors Assist my London School with HR Services?
To allow our experts to fully understand how your London school or academy functions, and any particular challenges it faces, we will first make arrangements for a personal visit.
We will discuss any issues that tend to arise regularly as well as take time to understand your goals and aspirations. A dedicated school HR advisor from our London based team will analyse your existing school HR services and work out how they can be rationalised so that efficiency is given a boost. We will also take a look at the morale of the workforce to see if there are any areas for improvement.
What Aspects of Education HR Services can HCB’s London Education Law Solicitors Cover for my School?
HCB’s education law team can assist with a comprehensive selection of education HR services in London. These include:
- Drafting of all forms of school HR policies and procedures
- Payroll management
- Representation at appeals and hearings
- Recruitment and selection
- Policies on staff welfare and development
- Employment contracts
- Terms and conditions
- Redundancy and dismissal
- Maternity and paternity
- Sickness absence
- Disciplinary and grievance procedures
- Representation at tribunals
- Capability and performance management
- Staff training
- Discrimination and equality
- School organisation and reorganisation
- Relationships with trade unions
What are the Key Issues Concerning HR Education that Affect Academies and Schools in London?
Some HR matters tend to be more prominent within the education sector than in other industries, in particular the challenges faced by staff whose role it is to educate in what can sometimes be testing situations. This can lead to extended absence, workplace stress and grievances brought about by lack of resources and insufficient time.
There may also be instances of complaints against teaching staff from parents or pupils in London, some of the most common being grading disputes, discrimination and unfair treatment. Unless such issues are dealt with via the correct legal channels whilst ensuring good relations are maintained between the parties involved, then the reputation of the school or academy could be placed in jeopardy.
The goal of the London education law team at HCB Solicitors is to work down to the core of the issues that arise so that robust education HR solutions can be created in order to deal effectively with problems and, where possible, prevent them arising in the first place.
How can my School Benefit in the Long Term from Education HR Solutions?
The long term development of any school or academy can be boosted in a number of ways courtesy of professionally outsourced London education HR services. An objective view is always beneficial and education law experts will often be able to identify how a school reorganisation could turn things around significantly.
Often at HCB our London school lawyers will identify missed opportunities and gaps in training as well as potential for teaching staff to excel into roles that could prove advantageous for the school’s development.
What Expertise Does HCB Offer in London Education HR?
Education HR advice is one of the key areas in which HCB’s London education law team have become highly regarded for their expertise and in-depth knowledge.
We have been in a host of situations where we have been responsible for resolving complicated London school HR matters and have mitigated the effects of official investigations as well as providing trusted advice to hearing panels.
Our expertise in school reorganisation is well known throughout the country and our specialist lawyers have the ability to coordinate everything from changing terms and conditions to TUPE transfers so that every aspect is taken care of. Many London schools have fully handed over the reins to our team when making the transition to alternative structures, allowing us to manage every aspect through to final implementation.
Our London education HR advice and consultancy service is both practical and strategic. All the schools we take care of throughout the Capital enjoy ongoing access to the knowledge base and resources they require to allow them to make informed decisions for the long term, whilst at the same time ensuring day to day issues are kept running smoothly and within the law.
The London education law team at HCB comprises experienced financial and legal professionals with specialised expertise in working with schools throughout all the districts of the City. In a large proportion of cases this expertise has been gleaned from front line experience working in educational institutions and Local Authorities, so providing a unique level of insight for schools and academies in London.
If you are seeking a renowned London education HR consultancy service for your academy or school located in the Capital, don’t hesitate to get in touch to further discuss how we could work together.