About Us

Neo People Management is a trusted HR and payroll services company helping schools and academies across the UK manage their people more effectively. We are part of Supporting Education Group.

Specialist in the education sector with a highly skilled team, we understand the challenges of working within academy trusts and have been successful in assisting clients to grow effectively.

Whether you are a large multi-academy trust or a single school looking to manage its people more effectively, we provide a bespoke and practical service to make a real difference for your organisation.

Managing Director Steve Burgess on Neo People Management

Our Values

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Passion for education

We are passionate about making a difference through empathy and a deep understanding of schools and trusts.

"We have been really happy with Neo - they offer a fantastic service. They have gone over-and-above. We are really pleased we found them."

Integrity and respect

We act with integrity. We build personal relationships and show care and support for our clients and colleagues.

“Based on how Neo operates and how that fits with our trust’s aspirations and culture, it has been a really good fit with their personal service.”

Entrepreneurial spirit

It’s in our nature to remain agile and curious, seeking to continuously improve our services.

“Neo’s key strength is responsiveness. They are consistent, high quality, flexible and responsive to us as an organisation.” 

Where policies are unsuitable or outdated, we shall draft new or update existing polices, with a view to bringing all your safeguarding documentation up to date and ensuring it is appropriate to your school and fit for the intended purpose.


We become part of your team. We work in partnership to help schools and trusts meet their people and education goals.

“Neo feel like part of our trust. It doesn’t feel like I am going out to an external party. They are there as an extension of our organisation.”

MHR iTrent

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Neo People Management has delivered payroll and HR services to schools using MHR iTrent since 2015.

Using the MHR cloud to deliver secure and scalable services, Neo outsourced payroll clients get the best of all worlds with access to industry defining payroll and HR technologies, supported by a Neo team expert in education HR, payroll and pensions.

Find out more about MHR iTrent by clicking here.