Strategic HR Support & Guidance

Director level HR planning for growing MATs and academies

The need to maintain or improve classroom standards whilst managing rapid organisational change, is one of the most difficult challenges that MAT and academy leaders face.  

Recruiting a full time HR director is expensive, particularly when their strategic input may not be a full-time requirement.

Strictly Education provide a proactive, flexible, director level strategic HR service aimed at supporting school leaders through major organisational change, whilst continuing to attract, retain and develop the most talented teachers and staff.

Using powerful management information tools and techniques across staffing metrics, absence and retention, our team of HR professionals will assist your organisation in creating and delivering a proactive direction setting agenda, ensuring the change takes place and is monitored across your school(s).

Through our team of CIPD qualified senior HR professionals, we currently support schools, academies and MATs, providing a flexible, cost-effective service that can be scaled up or down to meet your real-time requirements.

Available on-site or on the end of a phone, we can help you deliver your school improvement plans by providing support and guidance across the following areas:

  • Management information
  • Attracting and retaining the best staff
  • Legal support and advice
  • HR administration services
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • HR policies & procedures
  • Change management
  • Restructuring and redundancy

Depending on your internal resources, we can also provide a complete HR advisory and administration service with hands-on and advisory desk support across the full range of staffing issues, from complex case work to contract administration and absence management.

The HR provision is more than a service, it is our partner.
— Nicky Gillhespy, School Business Manager Cheam Fields Primary School

The first step is to meet and discuss your current and future requirements. Whether you are looking strategically to expand or require on-going HR support we can help.

Please get in touch for further information on 0330 123 2549 or email for more information.

Service Features

Strategic HR Support

  • HR director support
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Policies to support strategy
  • Change management
  • Staff recruitment & retention
  • Management information

Advisory Services

  • Disciplinary & grievance
  • Redundancy & restructuring
  • Online DBS, contracts and OH
  • Policies & procedures
  • Headship recruitment
  • Academy conversion

Safeguarding & Legal

  • Safeguarding training
  • Child protection policies
  • Complex casework
  • Legal hotline & briefings
  • Safer recruitment training
  • DBS Right to Work checking

Staff Wellbeing

  • Staff wellbeing initiatives
  • Stress management
  • Equality & diversity
  • Performance management
  • Occupational health
  • Absence management