Human Resources Coaching & Advice Service - Academies
Royal Greenwich Schools’ Human Resources team can meet all the HR advice and support needs of your school. We provide a traded service in line with statutory requirements that offers a comprehensive, responsive, high quality HR consultancy and advisory service within a framework of confidentiality, professionalism and pragmatism.

Providing a dedicated service to schools, we support the focus of school improvement and the delivery of teaching and learning to pupils, whilst understanding the many demands schools face. Choosing our HR services will enable Headteachers and Governors to carry out all their statutory responsibilities and be safe in the knowledge that they are using good employment practices and have access to supportive and practical HR advice.

How can we help you?

  • Traded Service (Level 1)
    • Provision of pre-employment safeguarding checks to support safer recruitment, i.e DBS and list 99 checks. The academy will be responsible for costs
    • Provision of a comprehensive annual HR Health Check of your school that identifies areas of best practice and risk, and provides clear recommendations
    • Provision of model procedures, relating to recruitment and selection, capability, disciplinary, grievance, redundancy and sickness absence management
    • Provision of advice and guidance relating to pay and conditions of employment for all categories of staff, including implementation of national and local government regulations and formation of contracts of employment
    • Telephone advice and support on the implementation of the school’s capability, disciplinary, grievance and attendance management procedures, including investigation and attendance at formal hearings/meetings
    • Provision of statutory and procedural advice and support in relation to redundancy processes
    • Telephone advice and support on all issues relating to employment tribunals
  • Traded Service (Level 2)
    • Headteacher recruitment. A comprehensive package that supports the attraction and selection for Headteacher recruitment
    • Workplace mediation. A voluntary and confidential process for resolving workplace differences and disputes between colleagues through the assistance of trained and accredited mediators
    • Bespoke training. Provision of training to suit specific school needs i.e. policy workshops for Senior Leaders and Governing Bodies and access to half day workshops on model procedures and provision of tailored consultancy

Costs

Level 1
Charges are based on the number of staff working at each school at a fixed rate of £48.00

Level 2
Includes all Level 1 services plus additional Headteacher recruitment, training, consultancy and mediation tailored to suit your needs

  • Headteacher recruitment. Attraction and selection campaign from £4500, or £6500 for an all inclusive campaign
  • Half day workshops on model procedures: £40 per delegate
  • Mediation: Charged at a daily rate of £500
  • Bespoke training on HR Issues: Charged at £100 per hour or £300 for a half day
  • Consultancy charged at an hourly rate of £70 or £350 for a full day
  • Compilation of schools specific data e.g. TUPE transfers (where the school also buy into payroll): £50 per employee
  • Settlement Agreements: Payment of the legal fees
  • Fees for legal support in preparation for and at Employment Tribunals will be provided upon request

Contact

Stephanie Mills
HR Manager - Social & Care
020 8921 8259
Stephanie.Mills@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Penny Gifford
Head of HR
020 8921 6237
penny.gifford@royalgreenwich.gov.uk