HR & Legal Services For Schools
The advice we offer is pragmatic, we put ourselves in your shoes and offer advice that is the best for the school not just to comply with legal obligations. Our packages are offered for a fixed annual fee and the usage is unlimited.
Our client base includes a mixture of secondary, primary, academy, maintained, trust and independent schools, so we are well versed in supporting schools and the unique quirks of the education sector. Providing support of this nature means our specialist team are familiar with the STPCD, Burgundy Book, PCC, CCC and DCC existing template policies and the freedoms which are now available to academies.
We have successfully supported our many school clients through what has been a period of change and have experience of union consultation whether it be via proposed redundancies, introducing new policies and/or academy conversions. We also have a formal collaborative working arrangement with Plymouth Learning Partnership (formerly known as PAPH) under which we share knowledge, discuss the latest developments in the world of education and put on joint events/seminars – this works well for the benefit of our respective clients.
Each of our schools is allocated a key contact who will form close links with the Business Manager, Headteacher and to some extent the Governing Body. Signing up to our packages means your school will have unlimited access to the team by telephone, email and for face to face meetings. Other benefits include access to our online education policy portal, subscription to our regular newsletters, invitations to seminars and access to a staff discount scheme.
The team are experienced at dealing with the challenges schools are likely to face such as handling long term absence and progression to capability, advising on exclusions, complaints and parents' rights to educational records, health and safety matters and day to day property enquiries.
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We are happy to hold a free initial conversation about how we can help. Call Wolferstans on 01752 278562 in Plymouth now for clear, effective guidance for your organisation.