A complete personnel service provided for settings, schools/academies, headteachers and governors. What this service includes:

Advice to the headteacher and governors on personnel matters and the personnel implications of management decisions and plans.

The following services are examples of support available for the school to utilise within the purchased hours.

  • Recruitment, search and selection;
  • Contract writing;
  • Workforce remodelling;
  • Remodelling administration structures;
  • Disciplinary, capability and competency procedures;
  • Employee relations matters;
  • Performance management systems for teaching and non-teaching staff;
  • Headteacher and SMT Support;
  • Grading and Salary Reviews;
  • Bespoke school employment policies and procedures;
  • Race and disabilities audits;
  • Equalities audits.

What this service does not include:

The local authority is the employer of staff in community, voluntary controlled, community special and maintained nursery schools [Education Act 2002 s35(2)]. The local authority has certain statutory personnel functions regardless of which provider supplies your personnel support services.
The local authority’s retained statutory duties for its maintained schools include:

  • Carrying out pre-employment checks
  • Ensuring staff meet any qualification requirements
  • Sending particulars of employment to staff appointed by the governing body
  • Advising schools on the grade or remuneration to be paid to support staff on receipt of the intended job description from the governing body
  • After proper procedures, where a governing body determines a member of staff should cease employment, the LEA shall give that member of staff notice of termination or terminate their contract
  • Administration of teachers' pensions

For schools not maintained by the local authority, ECARDA is able to support the first five of these functions.


Pricing Structure:

These services vary from school to school according to need and size. Therefore, please contact ECARDA to discuss your requirements so that a price can be calculated for you.

We do not charge for discussing and setting up contracts



On-Going Support


Client feedback

Your analyses of data linking directly to the SEF and through to the improvement plan were significant management tools which we used to prove ourselves as an outstanding school (Headteacher)

Thank you ECARDA for publishing your model vision for the school of the future on your web-site. It has prompted our own thinking as a school and I am strongly recommending it to my colleagues. (Governor)

Your publication “2020 Vision” on the ECARDA web-site challenged us to deliver that vision now. Not only did we receive government grant funding to help us but also the evaluation of our work has been published in a national journal. Thank you ECARDA. (Principal)

We have been using your publication “Inspiration and Aspiration” for three years now as the basis of our induction programme for new teachers. ECARDA has the ability to challenge and extend our thinking. We look forward to your next publication. (Deputy Headteacher)

Thank you ECARDA for your opinion surveys. They are just what we wanted to give us the evidence we need for our self-evaluation. (Headteacher)

Your analyses of data during the summer holiday have allowed us to set our improvement plan at the start of the academic year rather than have to wait for national reports late on in the autumn term. (Headteacher)



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