Schools & Education

Neathouse Partners delivers strategic HR, Employment Law and Health & Safety services to schools and educational institutions, ensuring compliance and operational efficiency. Our support enables educators to focus on nurturing the growth and development of their students.

H&S Services for Schools

Neathouse Partners offers comprehensive Health & Safety services tailored to the needs of  schools. Our expertise helps educational organisations navigate regulatory challenges while enhancing operational efficiencies.

HR Services and Employment Law H&S Services

Nurturing Minds, Supporting Staff: Expert HR Support for Schools

Many Headteachers, educational Business Managers and Bursars find HR management challenging. Without a structured approach, relying solely on internet searches for HR issues can lead to complications.

Effective HR management is essential for running a school successfully. Your staff are crucial assets, and retaining talented teachers is vital for sustained school standards and student performance.

Neathouse Partners understands the complexities schools face regarding HR, from compliance to absence management. With our experienced team, we provide dedicated HR consultants with a minimum of five years' experience in school HR matters.

We act as an integral part of your team, ensuring all HR needs are addressed efficiently. Our services come at a fixed, affordable monthly fee.

H&S Services

Whether you run a small village school or manage a national chain of after school clubs, it’s common to find yourself juggling many different responsibilities.

Any employer needs to stay updated with the latest developments in Health and Safety and UK Employment Law. With Neathouse Partners by your side, you can improve staff retention and well-being, while ensuring Health & Safety compliance across your operations.

Most common issues faced by UK Schools and Educational organisations

  • Ensuring compliance with stringent health and safety regulations, particularly in response to public health crises.
  • We offer training and support to ensure robust safeguarding procedures are in place and handled sensitively when arise.
  • Managing fluctuating staffing needs due to term-time and supply workers requires careful planning. We ensure contracts are compliant with national guidelines, requests for flexible working are handled appropriately, and pay is calculated accurately.
  • Staying abreast of changes in employment legislation and ensuring HR policies are up to date.
  • Handling disputes and grievances.
  • Attracting and retaining high-quality teachers and support staff in a competitive landscape. We help you develop strategies for talent acquisition, create engaging workplaces and design competitive compensation packages.
  • From maternity/paternity leave to compassionate leave and career breaks, navigating various leave types can be complex. We provide clear guidance and ensure compliant processes from fair return-to-work procedures to managing long-term sickness sensitively.

How we can help

Drafting, reviewing and updating HR policies to ensure compliance with employment laws.
Producing and drafting contracts, Staff Handbooks, letters, documentation and employee correspondence on your behalf.
Unlimited fixed-fee advice from our expert HR consultants and lawyers via our dedicated support line and email.
Advice on rules and regulations surrounding Green Book and Burgundy Book regulations.
Creating comprehensive health and safety policies to address workplace risks.
Providing guidance on the interpretation and application of employment laws in specific situations.
Conducting audits to assess the organisation's compliance with employment laws and health and safety regulations.
Identifying areas of non-compliance and recommending corrective actions.


Frequently asked questions about Neathouse Partners.

What geographical areas does Neathouse Partners cover?

We offer services to all businesses and organisations located in England, Wales and Scotland.

Does Neathouse Partners cover my industry?

We provide HR and employment law services across a range of industries, including:

  • Health and social care 
  • Retail
  • Hospitality and leisure
  • Charities
  • Construction
  • Engineering and manufacturing
  • Commercial cleaning
  • Healthcare

Visit our industries page for more information on the sectors we cover. If you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch and we'll let you know if we can cover your industry.

What makes Neathouse Partners different from other service providers?

We pride ourselves on our professional yet personal service, and build close working relationships with our clients so that we remain accountable for the advice we give. We provide personalised solutions to our clients, tailoring them to their unique business challenges while making them compliant with UK employment law and HR best practices. 

As a business owner, you need to focus on what’s really important to your business, with the peace of mind that we're looking after your HR requirements. We draft, edit and prepare your documents on your behalf, so that you can focus on your business knowing you’re fully compliant. 

We're a small collective of specialist qualified employment lawyers and HR experts, delivering an outcome-focused end-to-end service that helps you to operate at your best and comply with both UK law and HR best practices. 

You’ll be given your own personal HR Consultant or Employment Lawyer, who'll take their time to really get to know you, your business, and how you operate. This enables us to support what’s right for your business, whenever you need it. Our unique offering of lawyer-led employment law services, combined with expert HR advice, means that we can provide a seamless and consistent service to our clients. Unlike other companies offering HR solutions, our services always come at a fixed cost, enabling you to easily budget for your HR requirements, with no financial surprises later down the line. There’s no usage limits and no hidden extras. You can rest assured that all of your HR and employment law requirements are covered.

Which sizes of companies does Neathouse Partners help?

Neathouse Partners caters to a diverse clientele, accommodating the needs of everyone from small businesses with a single employee to large-scale organisations with 7,000 or more employees.

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