Human Resources

Human Resources Department

How we support our academies

As a HR team, we negotiate and consult with national and local Trade Unions on many aspects of how the Trust operates. We have a number of subcommittees formed from our main Joint National Committee (JNC) to focus on specific areas such as HR policy, Health and Safety as well as providing detailed focus on the great successes within our academies. We manage and liaise with trade unions where there is a risk of industrial dispute.

We provide our academies with guidance, advice and support to suit their needs and provide HR Advisor support on site to help our academies with formal procedures such as capability, grievance and disciplinary processes. We supplement this support by providing regular training to our academies on HR policies and procedures in order to upskill our staff in their understanding and handling of everyday situations and those that are less often experienced.

We support our academies in reviewing their structures regularly to ensure they are meeting the needs of the academy, ensuring there is equal pay for the same work across the Trust and advising and guiding throughout the management of any required change process in consultation with trade unions.

We provide a Trust wide recruitment strategy to deliver effective and best value recruitment support for our academies. We organise regular recruitment events across the Trust to highlight and promote our successes and the great opportunities we are able to offer to the best people if they chose to join us on our journey to creating a better education for children in the North of England.