Employment and HR advice for independent schools

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Legal advice for independent schools dealing with staff and HR

You want your staff to be motivated and committed to delivering teaching of the highest quality. We can help you make sure that your employment contracts and HR policies and procedures allow you to achieve that goal.

Employment law in schools is complex and we understand the need for clear, pragmatic advice in dealing with grievances, disciplinary issues and restructuring – helping you to assess the risks and find solutions to challenging situations.

What is HR advice for schools?

HR advice for schools includes creating a positive work culture, providing professional development opportunities, implementing fair and consistent policies, conducting regular performance evaluations, and prioritising employee well-being. Effective HR practices can help attract and retain talented educators, improve student outcomes, and foster a supportive learning environment.

Joanna Lada-Walicki

Joanna Lada-Walicki

Partner | Charities, Independent schools

01483 464216

Ben Collingwood

Ben Collingwood

Partner | Charities, Independent schools

01483 464204

Joanna Lada-Walicki
Ben Collingwood

The Teachers’ Pensions Scheme

On the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme, we are working with many schools who are having to look at alternative pension provision. We can help you with every aspect of the process from the preparation and presentation of the business case, employment law implications, collective consultation and engagement with Teachers’ Unions.

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We have offices in Guildford, Lymington, London, Southampton, Woking and Richmond and can offer specialist advice and support on a local and national level. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the team to discuss how we can help you.

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Charities and education

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Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) membership

Is your school currently considering its approach to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) and whether to consult about a potential withdrawal or other arrangement? We are here to help.

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