HR Services

Unlocking potential; engagement; motivation

We know that people management can be a minefield – a myriad of topics and issues which can be time consuming but often need resolving quickly.

Our HR solutions can be delivered as an annual subscription or on a ‘pay as you go’ basis


Click here to download our HR Solutions Brochure


Flexible tailored HR support - How You Want It, When You Want It.

Our experienced and highly qualified HR professionals can help

SIPS offer legally compliant, pragmatic and solution focused advice and guidance

Help can be face-to-face, via email and over the telephone

SIPS help teams unlock the potential of people, day-in, day-out

Advisory Services:

Advisory Services:

Whether it’s face to face, via telephone or on email, SIPS’ skilled, professionally qualified team can support you through the provision of legally compliant, pragmatic and solution focused advice and guidance covering a wide range of services including:

  • Policy development and advice 
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Change management 
  • Staff recruitment and retention
  • DBS Umbrella Body Service
  • Management information 
  • Disciplinary and grievance
  • Redundancy and restructuring 
  • TUPE
  • Complex casework
  • Pre-employment checks and clearances including: DBS and Right to Work checks
  • Contract amendments 
  • Updating SIMS
  • Maintenance and secure retention of HR files and records
  • Staff well-being initiatives
  • Performance management 
  • Absence management
  • 2,500

    School-based staff paid correctly and on time every month

  • 1,000

    New starters met to ensure a rapid onboarding process

  • 50+

    Training courses delivered - from accredited safer recruitment, HT appraisal to managing allegations against staff

Strategic HR Support:

  • Named HR Consultant
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Policies to support your strategy
  • Change management
  • Staff recruitment and retention
  • Management information
Strategic HR Support:
Safeguarding and legal:

Safeguarding and legal:

  • Safer recruitment training
  • Right to work checks
  • Position of Trust meeting support
  • Single Central Record Audits and Advice

Staff wellbeing:

We can also support you with:

  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Occupational Health 
  • Independent Investigation Services 
  • Mediation 
  • Staff training including: all HR policies, safer recruitment etc.
Staff wellbeing:


  • Education payroll specialists
  • Dedicated payroll officer
  • 24/7 online portal access
  • CIPP & ACCA qualified staff
  • Full management reporting
  • Smooth transition process
  • Mitigated implementation risk
  • On-site & remote training
  • Staff paid on time
  • Full HMRC consultation

For many years SIPS has been working with our trusted partner Strictly Education, and together we are committed to providing a high-quality Payroll & Pensions Service to Academies in Sandwell.


Our services are flexible, so we can tailor them to meet your school’s needs and budget.

0121 296 3000

0121 296 3000

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Get in touch with our friendly team and we can speak about your requirements