HR Workshops and Training for Education

If you are dealing with a potential disciplinary situation, have an employee on long term sickness or need to make redundancies, the cost of getting this wrong can be very high. Our dedicated Employment Law and HR specialists can develop tailored HR workshops and training for the education sector, aimed to train leaders in different… Read more »

Understanding School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions

In order to understand school pay, terms and conditions you need first to identify the employer. The local authority (LA) is the employer in the case of: Community schools; Voluntary controlled schools; Community special schools; Maintained nursery schools. The LA has to comply with the requirements of the governing body, where the latter has specified… Read more »

HR Workshop for Internal Management Team

HR Workshops

We designed a bespoke HR workshop for Saturn Communications Limited. The workshop covered the fundamentals of managing misconduct, performance and sickness absence. The company has a strong layer of middle management, however they do not currently have a designated HR function. Prior to the workshop the Managing Director and Finance Director were typically taking time away from… Read more »

Acting for maintained schools


A community school undertook a review of its HR provisions that were available to the school. A number of external providers were considered by governors and they focused on an understanding of the distinct school teachers pay & conditions and the local & national conditions of service for support staff within their criteria. The ability… Read more »


Signing Document

In a recent tribunal case we successfully defended a business facing claims of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination from a former employee. The employee had worked for our client in a manual handling role and had been signed off sick due to back pain and depression. In an attempt to facilitate the employee’s return to… Read more »

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Failure to ensure compliance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance can result in complaints, negative media attention, allegations of abuse, adversely affecting careers, Ofsted inspections and police investigations. Most crucially children can be put at risk of harm. Our HR Consultants and education lawyers ensure that you and your staff comply with the… Read more »

HR Services for Schools (SAS Protect and HR Solutions)

To enable your education organisation to achieve its goals, we provide dedicated and robust employment law and HR support you can trust. Our SAS Protect and HR Solutions package offers fixed price HR services for schools, provided by HR Consultants in tandem with specialist employment law solicitors. With offices across Cheshire, in Chester, Congleton, Macclesfield… Read more »

The Burgundy and Green Books

The Burgundy Book The conditions of service for school teachers in England and Wales or ‘The Burgundy Book’, includes conditions of service for school teachers in maintained schools in England and Wales. It is normally incorporated into teachers’ contracts of employment and includes the national arrangements for: Teachers’ sick leave; Maternity pay (although this section… Read more »


Tailored HR advice and legal support for your school, academy, college, nursery or trust. All schools and education sectors are different and with the constant pressures of Ofsted standards, budget reductions and complying with DfE rules, we understand the need to have a bespoke service which meets your individual needs. By taking specialist advice on… Read more »