Governors Corner

Working with governors to help you shape your HR strategy and work more effectively with Head Teachers and the Senior Leadership team

Advanced HR have been supporting school governors on all aspects of school governance for many years, giving school governors the confidence to deal with school HR and quickly get to grips with important issues. We understand that your needs are different to Head Teachers and that you may not have a background in education which is why we offer confidential one to one support on site or telephone support at a moment’s notice.

We can also offer support at safeguard meetings by attending the meetings and guiding you through the process, helping you to work with other agencies present to determine the best way forward.

Through our knowledge bank our we provide everything that governors need to stay up to date and compliant with the latest HR policies, guidance and legislation that is most relevant to them including – Head Teacher Recruitment, Head Teacher Performance Management.

The quality of the information we provide is second to none meaning you don’t have to waste valuable time checking and cross referencing that the information is correct and up to date.

New funding arrangements

The consultation document suggests that more schools will benefit from the proposals than will lose out, but schools in larger cities will find themselves worse off despite some level of protection being offered. The consultation was launched shortly following a National Audit Office report which set out that schools would need to save over £3bn by 2020.

New Governance Handbook – January 2017

Guidance on the roles and duties of governing boards, and advice on the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to be effective.

Staffing Regulations

Statutory guidance, Managing staff employment in schools.

Competency Framework for Governors

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a new “Competency Framework for Governance”. The Competency Framework was developed by an expert group led by Sir David Carter, the national schools commissioner.

New Staffing & Employment Advice for Schools February 2017

This guidance applies to maintained schools and academies in England.

It is for:

  • school leaders, school staff and governing bodies
  • local authorities
  • academy trusts

It will help with managing staffing and employment issues, and making decisions. It replaces the statutory guidance from 2009, ‘Guidance on managing staff in schools’.

Discover how Advanced HR can help your school

Our Governors Knowledge bank contains all of the latest updates, formation and policies

Support Packages

Our HR services team offers you the perfect solution. You can have access to dedicated HR experts with proven experience of advising on the day to day and strategic challenges faced by schools and academies. Our service is tailored to your school’s HR needs with high quality advice, contact us today to discuss how we can support you.

Annual Support Package

Providing unlimited onsite and telephone knowledge, expertise and support. Whatever the issue we are here to help.

Individual Case Management

When you are faced with dealing with a really difficult issue Advanced HR can provide expert support from beginning to the end of the case.


We can also offer our services, providing added extra support when you need it.

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