Legal, HR, Consultancy and Health and Safety for Academies, Schools and Colleges

Our services have been designed with academies, schools and colleges in mind and we are ready to help your organisation with fixed prices, cutting edge technology and a dedicated team providing specialist quality advice.

With years of experience advising the education sector, we understand the complex and sensitive nature of the many issues you will face on a daily basis.  We also act for a number of community interest companies and charities within the education sector which gives us a more rounded understanding of the sector as a whole.

Although we already act for some of the best known education names in the South-East we recognise that there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to supporting our education partners. We will work with you to understand your vision and objectives, and help get you there.

What we can do

We can provide strategic HR, employment and health and safety advice including:

  • Education sector specific contracts of employment and policies
  • Managing sickness absence
  • Restructuring and redundancy processes (including trade union involvement)
  • Managing allegations against staff
  • Safeguarding concerns
  • Dealing with disciplinaries and grievances
  • Equal pay issues
  • TUPE transfers
  • Negotiating exits and settlement agreements

Don’t just take our word for it

“Outset are a trusted HR and employment law partner, and have been for some years. Their responsiveness and quality of service is excellent, and they bring a really helpful combination of pragmatism and constructiveness to Swale Academies Trust's HR decision-making processes. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend their services to other academies.”

Jon Whitcombe  Trust Principal  Swale Academies Trust

“Outset has been so helpful as an HR and employment law partner. Their attention to detail is obvious, and their advice is always focused and clear. Outset's noticeable responsiveness is such that we have real confidence that we will get the support we need, when we need it. They would make a great external partner for other colleges in the Further Education sector.”

Chris Hare Executive Director MidKent College