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HR Advisory Service

Judicium Education’s Employment Law & HR Advisory Service is designed to support schools in complying with the legal requirements imposed upon them as Employers under the numerous sources of employment laws and regulations and in dealing with any workplace employment law and HR related issues that arise in the running of the School.

Excluding action against Governors and the Head Teacher personally, the service comprises:

1. Consultation with Employment/HR Adviser

An initial visit to your School by one of our employment lawyers - usually a former solicitor/barrister previously in private practice. The purpose of this visit will be to familiarise him/herself with your School, to discuss any employment related issues you may have that need resolving, and to review your existing employment contracts, documents and policies.

2. Drafting or updating employment documentation

Following our initial review, your employment contracts, policies and procedures will be drafted from scratch to form an Employment Handbook and other documentation. Alternatively, if your current documentation is suitable, we will amend or re-draft existing policies and procedures as far as necessary to improve management and comply with latest requirements in view of changes brought about by statute or case law. A set of employment contract templates will be produced covering each of the roles within the School and will be delivered ready for you to enter individual employment details such as name and address. All employment documentation will be tailored specifically for your School to reflect your activities and culture.

3. Advisory service for all Employment Law and HR related matters

Advice from an experienced employment law advisor by telephone and email on all employment law related matters. This includes advice on day-to-day matters such as disciplinary hearings and grievance investigations, as well as the more complex areas such as restructuring and redundancy.

4. Assistance with employment letters

We will happily review and if necessary re-draft any employment law related document or correspondence you have drafted either independently or using templates supplied by us. An example of this might be a letter asking a teacher to attend a disciplinary meeting.

5. Annual onsite consultation with Employment/HR Adviser

Following the initial visit listed in paragraph one, each subsequent year one of our advisers will visit your School at a time of your choosing. This visit can be used for any purpose including matters where you prefer to have onsite assistance such as redundancy meetings or complex disciplinary hearings

6. Free attendance at HR-related Governor Panel Hearings

If a governor panel needs to be convened for any HR-related hearing, and Judicium consider dismissal to be a possible lawful outcome, a Judicium HR advisor will attend to assist and support the governors during the hearing, at no additional fees.

7. Accredited eLearning for all employees

As part of the annual package, all employees and governors of the School will have free, unlimited access to our HR eLearning library containing numerous accredited courses ranging from Managing Sickness Absence to an Introduction to Performance Management. Schools will be advised as to which courses are appropriate to which employees.

8. Updating service

As employment law changes we will keep you informed of your obligations, redrafting documents and policies as necessary

9. Newsletter

Our newsletter goes out regularly, usually once per term, containing useful information about managing your employees and highlighting changes to the law in the education sector.

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Don't forget...

.... that our HR Advisory service now includes an annual visit to your school.  You can use this visit to apprise us of any new developments in your school or alternatively to assist you with any HR issues that are better dealt with face to face.

There is no extra cost for this visit and it is available to all HR Advisory clients old and new.  If you would like to book a visit by one of our consultants to your school, please contact us on 0845 459 7013.

"Consistently high quality HR advice even in the trickiest of situations. Senior staff have been able to work much more effectively because of the excellent support the school has received.” Rosie Compton, Head teacher - Tower Bridge Primary School

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