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HR / Staffing


Our support for HR is wide-ranging, focussed and practical; built on a good working relationship with and thorough knowledge of our academies. Nothing is too problematic or insignificant. We provide advice over the phone, through face to face meetings and over Zoom. Support includes the following:


  • Strategic HR advice
  • Headteacher / Deputy Headteacher recruitment (led by the Trust)
  • CEO attendance at Headteacher’s Performance Management
  • Negotiations with Unions
  • CPD/training opportunities for Local Academy Board members and staff
  • Review of HR practice and disseminating best practice
  • Advice and support to Headteachers and Local Academy Boards so they can carry out their responsibilities
  • Access to specialist HR legal advisers
  • Support with day to day HR queries
  • Payroll and pension queries
  • Staff contracts
  • Support with any necessary staff re-structuring
  • Support with staffing recruitment processes including attendance at interviews, if desired
  • Staff performance management / professional reviews
  • Guidance on maternity / paternity leave
  • Supporting return to work initiatives
  • Allegations against staff
  • Whistleblowing
  • Managing disputes / capability / redundancies




The DOWMAT has a working relationship with a nationally recognised law firm who provide a telephone helpline service for each of our academies.