Thursday, 27 November 2014

School support package unveiled

A Midlands law firm has launched a new package of support designed to help schools and colleges take a more hands-on approach to human resources issues.

Award-winning Telford practice Martin-Kaye Solicitors has tailor-made its new HR Care For Education package for schools, academies, and colleges.

John Mehtam, from the company’s employment law team, explained: “The education landscape has changed significantly in recent years, with schools being encouraged to become more self-managing.

“When it comes to topics such as absenteeism, performance and recruitment, schools and colleges are now expected to handle these issues themselves, when previously they would have been handled by the local education authority.

“This is placing extra pressure on headteachers, principals and their support teams who are now facing the challenge of dealing with the stresses of HR for the first time.”

John said: “We acknowledge that for many schools, employing a full-time HR professional is expensive and unfeasible. Using the Martin-Kaye package allows schools to ensure that all HR matters are dealt with in an efficient manner which is fully legally compliant, without the burden of a full-time staff salary.

“And schools which sign up to the programme receive a free employment audit from the Martin-Kaye team, plus access to complementary services such as payroll support, training, occupational health and employment law advice.”

He said: “Our HR Care for Education package provides support and advice for schools as and when they need it, at a cheaper rate than employing an in-house HR professional. And it means schools can concentrate entirely on delivering high quality education to students while our experts deal with any HR issue that might be required.”

Martin-Kaye Solicitors is an award-winning law firm with offices in Telford and Wolverhampton, handling a wide range of issues including high value deals, heavyweight commercial litigation, complex employment law issues and commercial property transactions.

The independent firm has been in business for nearly 30 years delivering specialised services to all kinds of companies across the UK, and its Telford headquarters is one of the largest legal firms practising under one roof in the Midlands region.

To find out more about the HR Care for Education package contact John Mehtam on 01952 272222, email or visit