HR Consultancy

Neo People Management client schools and MATs rely on the high quality and proactive services delivered by our team.

Liaising closely with the school and MAT leadership teams, we work to understand your strategic aims and deliver programmes of work to help create an effective HR environment. Our team will also provide the advice and support required to work through the operational challenges of a modern education setting.


Our HR Consultation service includes;

HR Advice
General HR advice and support

We provide day-to-day HR advice dealing with a full range of HR requirements, including;

  • Recruitment, contract changes, maternity and paternity
  • Disciplinary, grievance, appeal, mediation and conflict resolution
  • Managing performance, objective setting, succession planning and career development
  • TUPE advice including converting academies into Multi Academy Trusts from inception to transfer completion
  • Occupational Health Services with referrals to specialist occupational health doctors and therapists as appropriate.

Organisational Change

Organisational Change and Development

We help ensure you have the right staff in the right place at the right time so your school or trust performs to the highest level.

  • Providing modern policies, procedures and frameworks such as pay, performance and capability management that support your school or trusts ambitions
  • Extensive experience of successful MAT development and working proactively with staff and trade unions to achieve this
  • Ensuring your school or trust has the right skills and capabilities aligned to broader strategic and learning objectives well as the following;


Pay and Reward Strategies

Guidance and advice on providing fair, flexible and affordable strategies to recognise and reward staff contribution, both financial and non-financial.

  • Changes to pay levels
  • Maternity entitlement
  • Job security, career moves, conditions of service, continuity of service
  • Redundancy Modifications Order (RMO)


Management Development
and Training

We offer a range of tailored staff development programs designed to better prepare staff for management challenges of a modern school.  Programmes for teaching and non-teaching staff include: 

  • Performance management
  • Appraisals
  • Managing difficult conversations


TUPE Expertise

We will guide and support you through the complete TUPE process including: 

  • Moving a school into a trust
  • Transferring staff in or out of a contractor relationship
  • Legal, economic and social implications of a transfer and any material changes to staff T's & C's
  • Support with staff consultation meetings

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.


Governor Training and Support

Our experienced governor team is acutely aware of the challenges facing governing bodies now and in the future. We provide:

  • Support to properly discharge statutory responsibilities and operate an effective and efficient governing body
  • Training and support in general HR, employment law, and TUPE transfer
  • Advice on setting financial priorities through the school development plan
  • Coaching and support for new Chairs and Deputies provided Governors with experience across phases


Senior Leadership Coaching

Investment in your SLT is an investment in school improvement. Our coaching service will enhance, extend and develop your strategic leadership skills. 

  • 1-2-1 coaching for aspiring and existing members of the senior leadership team
  • Address and overcome challenges, set new goals and prompt reflection on how to develop leadership skills
  • Plan and implement strategies for whole school development
  • Supports succession planning and supports the development ambitions of your staff

Recruitment support

Recruitment Support

Our team will support you through the complete process of locating, identifying and securing the best people for your school or trust:.

  • Defining the people specifications and core competencies needed for your roles
  • Advise and arrange tailored advertising solutions
  • Support with shortlisting through to suggesting recruitment day agendas and logistics
  • First stage interview filtering services
  • Post recruitment support including obtaining references, negotiating offers and issuing contracts