KEY STAGES 1 - 5 / Primary / Seconday / MATs


HR administration can become a burden for many schools. Our HR service bureau and admin support will produce HR contracts of employment and amendment letters, teacher salary and support staff pay statements and administration related to maternity leave for teachers and staff.

Enhance your school HR team and relieve their HR admin workload efficiently and effectively.

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Extend Your School HR Team & Improve Administrative Efficiencies

Implementing HR processes and keeping on top of all the administration of employing staff can be time-consuming. That’s why our team can help remove the burden of ensuring key employee paperwork is completed correctly.

We can help remove the need to produce employment contracts and process variation letters. We can also coordinate correspondence covering maternity, paternity, adoption, and other family-friendly leave and arrange annual teacher salary statements to staff in line with required deadlines.

Available services:


Let us assist in producing teacher contracts of employment and contracts for your support staff.

Employment contract changes

We’ll help create contract amendment letters for permanent and temporary contract changes such as re-gradings and flexible working for teachers.

Salary statement

We can produce your annual teacher salary statement letters in line with your requirements. We can also produce letters for support staff as required.

Leave of absence

The creation of absence letters covering maternity leave for teachers and support staff, as well as paternity, adoption and other family-friendly leave entitlements.

DBS checks

We can manage your applications with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for your staff, requiring an Enhanced DBS and a child-barred list check.

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Occupational health

Our services are designed to support and maintain good health whilst proactively minimising work-related ill health. We can assist with anything from employment health screening to occupational health referrals and managing long-term absences.

Want to find out more?

If you need more information on HR admin our FAQs will be able to answer any questions you have.

HR admin is generally routine but essential administrative tasks related to personnel records. This includes everything from recruitment records, employment contracts, pay information, and forms to managing HR documents such as the Single Central Record. Many of these documents are required by law, so they must be up-to-date and correct. 

An employee must have a contract (a Statement of Written Particulars) covering any period of employment. The contract has to be issued for a new contract on or before their first day by law. A contract variation letter can be issued when a contract is varied (under its terms or by agreement). This must be done within one month of the change.

All staff working in a school must have an Enhanced DBS check. An Enhanced DBS check will show spent and unspent convictions and cautions and any information held by local police that’s considered relevant to the role

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