Access to the HR services knowledge portal is only available to schools buying a core or full HR service with Herts for Learning.

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    Welcome to your HR services knowledge portal providing a wealth of materials including streamlined policies (consulted upon with recognised trade unions which means that schools and academies don’t have to) template letters, basic and specialist practice notes and a news bulletin feature where you will find regular education/employment news.

    You are also able to book HR training courses and workshops through the portal, which we hope you will enjoy browsing at times to suit you.

    Our mission is to support schools to get the best from their people so that they can deliver the best possible education for children. Our team have significant HR and education sector experience and a long history of providing HR services to schools over many years.

    We welcome feedback about our service and if you have comments about the portal or our service generally please do not hesitate to contact Head of Service, David Windridge at hrservices@hertsforlearning.co.uk

    Latest additions and revisions

    Find all our revised or newest policies, practices and guidance listed here.

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    Flexible working

    Policy and toolkit to support the process of applications to work flexibly by employees.

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    Recruitment and onboarding

    Policies and toolkits to support recruitment, job descriptions, induction and the management of probation. Covering recruiting employees and supporting their first 6-12 months.

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    Managing performance

    Addressing under performance is a difficult, often unpalatable and sometimes lengthy managerial task but one that is critical.

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    Attendance

    How employee attendance and absence is handled can have a significant impact on schools' ability to meet operational needs. Policies and toolkit for attendance including information on Occupational Health referrals.

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    Wellbeing

    Employee wellbeing is a key issue that organisations are striving to address to ensure that their employees remain happy and motivated at work. Guidance and useful services that support the process.

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    Time off work

    Employees have the right to take time off from work for reasons such as; public duties, maternity, dependents leave, career break etc.

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    Pay and reward

    Policies and guidance for pay and reward in schools. Including guidance for schools with children centres, TLR payments and pay and performance appraisal policy. 

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    Redundancy and restructuring

    Guidance to support the times when it is necessary to undertake a re-organisation for the needs of the school or consider reducing staffing levels.

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    Resolving problems in the workplace

    Policies and toolkits to address grievances, bullying and harassment, and whistleblowing, including guidance on early and informal redress to avoid escalation into major disputes.

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    Disciplinary

    It is important for schools to have clear rules and disciplinary procedures in place. Policies to cover disciplinary, code of conduct, and social media.

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    A to Z of HR policies

    A to Z listing of all HR policies, guidance and toolkits.

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    Contact details

    HR Services news

    Latest education/employment news

    Book a course

    Enhance and broaden your HR knowledge, skills and expertise by booking on one of our training courses.

    Strategic absence management

    Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

    Essential introduction to HR for line managers

    Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

    IR35 awareness workshop

    Mid Herts Centre for Music, Hatfield

    Recruiting with confidence

    Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage