Midlands education study launched to learn how effective HR management is

A new study is set to help schools across the Midlands find out how effective they are at managing HR issues

Launching its first Education Survey, Nottingham-based Your HR Lawyer is going to use the results to produce a comprehensive report early next year. The review will include insight, analysis, recommendations and key performance indicators (KPIs) for education professionals, enabling them to benchmark their school’s performance.

Head of education services Jessica Hannan, who is conducting the survey alongside her colleague, associate solicitor Natalie Spink, said:

“This is the first in-depth HR review of educational establishments in the Midlands, giving them the chance to see what they are doing well and where they could make improvements.

“Schools already use statistics to monitor performance, particularly around pupil progress and attainment, and understand the role they play in creating a guide and point of comparison for improvement strategies.

“However, statistics can also highlight the health and satisfaction of their teams. By knowing more about things like staff turnover or sickness rates, and comparing them to other schools, HR teams are in a better position to implement new strategies. Over time, this ensures greater stability and productivity, leading to better teaching, learning and support for the school.”

Jessica added that the HR performance of a school is a measure of its overall success – and is urging people to take part:

“We’re asking school leaders for help in gathering information that accurately reflects the HR environment. This will help reduce unnecessary spend and create a success story for employees and processes, as well as pupil progress and attainment.”

Anyone who completes the survey will receive an advance copy of the report and free HR Audit report (normally priced at £500). This is based on the answers submitted and will show how schools can build on success and/or identify areas for development and focus.

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The closing date for responses is November 30. To take part email [email protected].

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