Surrey Maintained Schools and PRUs
The HR content within these web pages is specifically tailored to Surrey maintained schools (including PRUs).
Most of the content is restricted to registered HR customers. Log in first and use the menu on the right to browse HR content areas or, if you have a particular topic in mind, you can also try our A-Z topics list.
Education HR Online
Our alternative website - Education HR Online - is available to all our other HR and DBS customers and is offered as standard with our HR packages. If you have not already done so, please visit Education HR Online to register today and gain access to the subscriber content.
Not currently an HR customer? Registration is free, and provides access to sector-specific HR news, some limited content and updates.
Daily HR Support: Operating Hours and Contact Information
Our HR Remote Service Desk can be contacted on 0800 073 4444 (option 3) during the following hours:
Term time: Monday to Thursday 08.00 - 17.30; Friday 08.00 - 16.00
During school closure periods: Monday to Friday 09.30 - 16.00
Forthcoming Reduced Service Days
Occasionally our HR Remote Service Help Desk team are required to attend meetings or training sessions during normal working hours. During these times voicemail will be in operation. Messages will be returned as soon as possible.
Forthcoming dates when this will occur are:
10th July 2018: 9.30am - 1.30pm
4th September 2018: 10.00am - 4.00pm
08/06/18: Facility time reporting guidance and calculator updated
Further to newly-published government guidance on the trade union facility time reporting requirement, we have updated our guidance and calculator tools on our facility time reporting pages.
Remember that community and voluntary controlled maintained schools (and PRUs) do not have to report in their own right but the local authority will have to report on behalf of its education function employees. Voluntary aided and foundation schools will have to report in their own right if they have at least 49 FTE employees (in at least 7 of the 12 months in the reporting period).
First reports are due by 31st July.
07/06/18: Template written statements of particulars updated
We have recently updated all the template written statements of particulars of employment for Surrey maintained schools and PRUs. These changes are to ensure GDPR compliance and to make a number of other minor revisions.
All the revised templates, plus a document listing all the changes, can be found on the Template Contracts page (this is a restricted page: make sure you are logged in first).
07/06/18: Keeping Children Safe in Education - consultation outcome and briefing note on changes
In December 2017, the DfE opened consultation on the latest round of revisions to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE), the statutory guidance document to which all schools and colleges (regardless of status) must have regard when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
A revised version, which has been published ‘for information’ at this stage, will come into effect from 3rd September 2018. Until then the existing version remains in force.
A list of all substantive changes can be found in Annex H of the new document.
Our briefing note focuses on those changes which potentially impact on HR. Whilst the revisions are not substantial they may require some small adjustments to be made to HR practices or procedures.