School and Academy HR services

We offer a number of HR products and services suitable for academies and schools in the North East area, including a mix of remote advice and support and an extensive list of Pay As You Go options. You can opt for the HR service that suits your organisation’s needs, when your organisation needs it.

HR service for Academies – Our Remote Support and Advice package is designed to support the organisation with all employment-related issues with guaranteed response times. In addition we offer a complete range of services on a Pay As You Go basis, so you only pay for what you need.

HR service for Schools – Whether you have opted out of the local authority service or you require support to complement the service you already receive, we offer schools a complete range of services including our remote support & advice package and a full range of ‘pay as you go’ options.

Remote Support and Advice

Our Remote Support and Advice package offers you access to your own account manager who is professionally qualified and extensively experienced in dealing with the full range of HR issues including:

  • absence issues
  • disciplinary/grievances
  • capability

Your account manager is trained in the requirements of safeguarding children and safer recruitment in education, as well as being familiar with the National Agreements covering both teaching and support staff.

Pay As You Go

The Pay As You Go options will depend upon the current staffing issues you’re facing, so this service allows you to only pay for what you need. These can include:

  • restructures
  • occupational health assessments 
  • on-site attendance for those difficult meetings


What it will cost

Our Remote Advice and Support package is a fixed price based upon number of staff. If you prefer to take this option as a supplementary service to complement what you currently receive, a discounted price based upon the number of staff you have will apply. Alternatively you may prefer to use our Pay As You Go services.

Here’s what some of our current clients say about working with us;

“We have built a strong relationship with our account manager at Professional People Management. PPM understands the structure of the school and issues we face. To know support is at the end of the ‘phone provides me (and my senior team) with the assurance that no HR issue is too big or too small. This dedicated support means that I have an awareness of the options available to me allowing me to make informed decisions.”

Sarah Nordstrom, Head Teacher, Easington Lane Primary School



“Professional People Management provide the academies within the group options and choices to deal with all their HR issues. The bespoke service is specifically designed to fit our requirements as and when we need it, providing maximum flexibility. Their knowledge and understanding of the National Agreements covering teaching and support staff is invaluable. In my experience the account managers are always helpful and responsive to requests for advice and support.

Gary Robinson, Business Relationships and Governance Manager, Wise Academies


“We have been working with Professional People Management for 2 years now. They have supported and advised me on numerous HR issues, providing business focused advice. My account manager understands the link between staff performance, the impact upon pupil achievement and ultimately the success of the academy and all advice and support is tailored accordingly.

Paula Thompson, Head Teacher, Benedict Biscop Academy



“Professional People Management has provided Hill View Infant School with advice and support in relation to all of our HR issues. They provide a link to occupational health assessments which address the specific questions we want to ask, in addition to providing options of the next steps associated with each individual case. This provides me with alternative solutions to all of our attendance issues.

Claire Smith, Head Teacher, Hill View Infant School



Interested to learn more about how we can support your school or academy? Please contact us on 0191 516 6815 or email