EDUCATION HR SOFTWARE AND SERVICES

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TAKE CULTURE AND CAPABILITY TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN YOUR SCHOOL OR TRUST.

One thing’s for sure, you are going to face some human curveballs…but what do you do?

When your future relies on the strength of your people, you need to know you have got all the answers to even the most challenging HR questions. Our experts have seen it all. We’ve got all the policies, advice, guidance, templates, systems and staff development technology you will ever need. We’re here to help.

WE DON’T LEAVE ANY GAPS

With staff costs typically accounting for 75% of your expenditure, schools and Multi-Academy Trusts need a people solution that supports the complete employee life-cycle – without leaving any gaps.

From recruitment and managing payroll to ensuring well-being, Catalyst People supports you with all key operational challenges.

Our education-specific technology and services range provides a single point of truth for all employee information, driving efficiencies through centralisation.

HR & PAYROLL COMPLETE-ANSWERS FOR EDUCATION

Central Employee Record

Your employee database, integrated with payroll as a single record. Covering all data relating to the employee, allowing you to add, edit and maintain records.

Payroll Managed Service

CIPP accredited service, managing your salary and expenses payments, including pension administration for Teacher Pensions (TPS) and Local Government Pension Funds (LGPF).

Payroll Portal

Your dashboard and control centre for the Payroll Managed Service. View alerts and employee records. Manage new starters and leavers: record absences, additional hours, and expenses.

Line Manager Self-Service

Manager-level access (anytime, anywhere including mobile) to team information including contact details, calendar, and contract information.

Employee Self-Service

Employees can access (anytime, anywhere including mobile) their records, payslips, policies, and annual leave. Employees can request leave, update bank details, record overtime, and log CPD achievements.

Education Specific Reporting & Analysis

Payroll Pre-Pay and Month-End reports. As well as basic staff lists through to comprehensive absence management and analysis reports.

Statutory Reporting

Having a safeguarding review? Ofsted called? Access the Single Central Record for a school, cluster or the whole trust at the click of a button.

Optional Services

HR Advisory Line

9-5 weekday access to our team of HR & Payroll experts via phone or email. On-demand support for any HR issue or assistance with casework.

Policies and Contracts Library

An extensive library of HR policies and exemplar contracts. You can also produce contracts and associated correspondence based on your document templates.

DBS Checks

Request DBS checks from our accredited partner.

Recruitment

End-to-end management of the recruitment process including managing vacancies, interview stages through to onboarding new staff.

Professional Development

Sisra Observe simplifies the self-evaluation, appraisal, and observation process, allowing users to record, store and analyse teaching and learning data and use this to identify strengths and weaknesses and plan appropriate CPD – Visit Sisra Observe (part of Juniper Education) for full details.

HR - We've Got This

OUR HR PARTNERSHIP PUTS YOU IN CONTROL

We partner with you to understand the culture of your school. Your named expert HR consultant will work with you to support, advise, and recommend the right course of action to drive strategy, culture and operational improvements in your HR processes. Our solutions take the admin and paperwork away, leaving you an opportunity to free the time and talent in your team. 

BENEFITS

We Manage

Partnership

Proactively driving outcomes, culture, practices, and processes for the individual, team, department, or school.

Governance

Infrastructure

All the policies, templates, tools, and guidance you’ll ever need, regularly updated so you’re always one step ahead and are never behind the curve.

Administration of salary sacrifice schemes

Systems and processes

Say goodbye to time-consuming admin tasks. Our combination of systems, software and expertise liberate the time and talent in your team.

payroll bureau service

Delivery

Cloud delivered, complete HR management technology, including specialised ‘curveball’ management advice, all from one expert team.

Behaviour management

Development

Giving all staff the opportunity to own their professional development with our engaging and empowering tool.

Focused CPD

Designed for education

Integrated education-specific payroll, statutory compliance and provision of up-to-date DfE policies. A single point of truth for all staff-related data.

TRANSPARENT AND FAIR PRICING

From as little as £3 per payslip, Catalyst People is priced and scaled, based on the number of staff in your school or MAT – supporting you as you grow to deliver your vision.

Its education-specific design means you avoid the heavy consultancy charges that can come with corporate solutions; just to be adapted to the specific needs of education. Catalyst People has a one-off onboarding charge starting at £10 per staff member.

By partnering with us, we will take your vision to the next level, one person, team, department, and school at a time.

HR - It's who we are

OUR HR TECHNOLOGY SOLVES YOUR REAL-TIME PROBLEMS

A robust HR software infrastructure supporting your leadership team is a game-changer. We all know education HR teams face a unique set of challenges. Take the assumptions out of your data and highlight how your school or trust can improve staff recruitment, attendance, data protection, compliance, induction, training, performance, and retention with our specialist education HR software. Empower your staff, your way.

HR - It's what we do

YOUR VISION, ACCELERATED!

We all know the importance of making sure staff are happy and effective, but we often find it hard to prioritise professional development and grow champions from within. Streamline the professional development process and remove the administrative burden whilst providing a truly rewarding experience for all staff with our empowering tool. Your existing processes, templates, and input are all streamlined with instant access to performance records. Your system, your way…just without the hard work.

Juniper - We're Payroll to the Core

JUST LOOKING FOR A PAYROLL SOLUTION? WE’VE GOT THIS!

Your staff are your most important asset, and keeping them paid on time every time is essential. Our 99.9% accurate payroll means no nasty surprises.

Our payroll system keeps on top of pay scales, pension admin, maternity leave, and so much more. Our system can even take the administration out of contract and variation letter production for you by automating the production using your payroll inputs – simple!

Boringly accurate delivery, on time, every time.

THE FULL CATALYST SOLUTION

We’ve combined our People, Financial and Risk solutions, allowing you to drive efficiencies and giving you the opportunity to free the time and talent in your team and focus on what really matters.
So, what’s stopping you and your team?

YOUR VISION DELIVERED WITH THE HELP OF OUR EXPERTS

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