Trust HR Service Team

PLT provides academies with an in-house HR advisor who will work to identify and plan strategic HR needs, and will provide pragmatic solutions and options to swiftly bring to a successful conclusion HR issues.  Integral to the service is to deal with HR contractual administration requirements, ensuring all contractual matters are processed, handled and maintained in a professional and secure manner.

The HR Team ensures:

  • Strategic HR lead coordinating Trust wide HR to ensure compliance with policies and practice and the avoidance of time consuming and challenging HR issues
  • Development of all Trust wide HR policies, ensuring they are kept up to date with any changes in legislation
  • Provision of, and training on, a Trust HR database to support effective HR administration throughout the trust
  • Complex casework, investigations e.g. grievance and disciplinary
  • Union consultation
  • In-house training and briefing sessions on relevant HR topics and legislation
  • Provision of HR administrative support to academies to include:
    • Recruitment and retention
    • Personnel information management
    • Liaison with payroll services
    • Support for single central record and safeguarding administration
    • Processing of all contractual appointments, terminations and variations

The HR Team comprises:

  • Rachel Fenwick – HR Manager
  • Joanne Fearns – Senior HR Officer
  • Jessica Mather – Apprentice
Harry Watts Academy
Thomas Bewick School
Newcastle Bridges School
Mary Astell Academy
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