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Human Resources

Guidance for Schools & Colleges

Find out about the Council’s service in this areaThere are a number of statutory policies and documents that schools are required to produce around the area of human resources, as set out in the Department for Education's (DfE's) guidance on statutory policies. These include a policy or having written documentation on:

  • Capability of staff
  • Teacher appraisal
  • Teachers' pay
  • Central record of recruitment and vetting checks
  • Staff discipline, conduct and grievance (procedures for addressing)
  • Statement of procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse against staff

Governing bodies and proprietors of independent schools should ensure they have each of these in place, as a minimum. There are many other areas of human resources, which schools deal with so it may be prudent to produce policies to cover these issues as well.

Clicking on the links below will take you through to the Council's guidance for schools around human resources, in these separate areas.

Please note, the policy document templates uploaded by the Schools HR Team in this section are all in pdf format, while forms and templates are uploaded as Word documents. If you require different formats, then please contact the Schools HR Team.


Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs)

Occupational Health Referrals

Other documents & useful links

Pay awards


Policies and Procedures


Schools HR Updates

Single Status Job Descriptions

Staff benefits (Council employees)


Terms & Conditions

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Last updated: 
Friday, 17 February, 2017
Last updated: 17 February 2017 by Barry Fong