The Trust provides a central Human Resources service which enables Academy HR staff to adhere to legislation and HR policies and procedures. The services allow Academies to recruit and retain quality staff, deal with HR queries and issues efficiently and compliantly and allow leaders to focus on achieving the best for the children in our Academies.

HR Policies & Procedures

  • The Trust has a bank of over 20 HR policies which have all been reviewed by external professionals.
  • All Academies work within the parameters of the policies.
  • Policies have a bank of toolkits to provide Academy HR staff with template letters and forms.
  • New Academy staff are provided with training on policies and procedures.
  • Policies are reviewed centrally.

Staff Wellbeing

  • Wellbeing strategies are implemented and reviewed centrally.
  • The Trust has a range of support mechanisms in place to support Academy staff.
  • Staff perks are offered centrally including a Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme ran centrally.

Network of Advice & Support

  • Expert external HR partner that provide immediate phone and email support for all Academies.
  • Network of Academy HR staff.
  • Half termly meetings across the Trust for HR staff.
  • Advice on all employee matters.

Recruitment and Retention

  • Job vacancies are located and managed on Trust website.
  • All recruitment documentation is reviewed and updated centrally.
  • Monitoring staff turnover and recommending strategies.

Single Central Record System

  • Single Central Record System
  • Online based SCR system
  • Ensures SCR is Ofsted compliant
  • Orders DBS’

Payroll Services

Monthly Payroll Package

Industry Standard Payroll System

In-house Payroll Service

Staffing Report

Completed Monthly

P45 Processing

Online Payslips

Online Payslips Facility

Year End Processes

Including Issuing of P60


Teachers Pension

Monthly Data Submission

Local Government Pension

Fund Data Submission

Auto Enrolment Compliance

Audit of Year End

Return for Teachers Pension

Year End Financial Reporting