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Strictly Education - ‘You educate, we support’

​Founded in 2004, Strictly Education works solely in the education sector. As a trusted partner to over 2,000 schools and academy trusts we have grown to become the UK's leading education-specific provider of professional services and solutions, delivering an integrated service solution across HR, payroll & finance, premises, IT and school governance.

The breadth of our strategic advice and school back office support is unrivalled – providing a helicopter view of the whole-school’s needs. We support to alleviate administrative burdens and other challenges faced by schools today – ensuring your school or trust runs efficiently, freeing up time, leaving staff to focus on teaching and improving pupil outcomes.

Strictly Education’s breadth of support spans:

People (HR)

Access to our professional HR advice can help stop problems escalating, minimise risk and enable schools to manage HR matters with confidence.


We provide a range of consultancy, advisory and strategic HR support.

Our most popular package is the HR Comprehensive SLA, providing unlimited access to the HR Advisory Service Desk and close support from a named consultant including a strategic HR planning meeting and attending hearings, appeals and consultations. An HR website subscription is also included, providing 1,000+ downloadable resources and web pages containing compliance information, guidance and templates on a range of HR topics.

 

EduPeople – a new single HR system for the education sector

One central employee record means your school or academy trust can manage your HR, payroll and pensions data in one place and gives you a 360 degree overview of your people. Developed in collaboration with schools, for schools, EduPeople saves time and cost in administration, improves accuracy through automation and

provides the insights your school needs to make decisions and meets the reporting requirements of all your stakeholders.

 

A range of additional HR and Staff Health & Wellbeing Support Services are also available including an Employee Assistance Scheme and Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Payroll

A fully managed payroll service combined with pensions administration makes sure employees are paid accurately and on time each month. 

 

Finance

Expert strategic finance support that helps schools and academy trusts meet EFSA statutory requirements and reporting, manage budgets effectively and mitigates financial risks within the educational establishment.

The strategic finance support we deliver includes:

  • Bespoke Strategic Finance Consultancy – prearranged consultancy days
  • Academy Trust Financial Services Package – comprehensive support for the Central MAT Finance Team
  • Internal Scrutiny Service - Providing independent assurance to academy trusts to ensure they are compliant with the 2019 Academy Trust Handbook (updated in 2021) statutory duty for internal scrutiny.

 

Governance Services

The strategic advice and guidance for governing bodies and trust boards delivered face-to-face and online, helps support school governors and clerks - ensuring they effectively discharge their statutory responsibilities, improve educational outcomes and guide the strategic direction of the school or trust.

 

Our popular subscription service for ‘governors on the go’ - Better Governor​ provides expert, invaluable support for governors, trustees and clerks, wherever they are, whenever they want it. Governance experts research and summarise what is happening in education and more specifically, what is relevant to school governance.

 

MIS & Technical Support

Accredited MIS and technical support, not only makes sure the school’s data is held securely, but also helps schools improve organisational efficiency, produce accurate data to inform the school’s planning and enhance teaching and learning. Services include:

 

Premises

Schools and academy trusts need to ensure their premises are compliant with current legislation. We provide flexible, outsourced premises planning and support. Our experts guide on health and safety, compliance, policies and procedures to deliver a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment for pupils.

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