Let’s talk people. They are your most important resource and without your teachers, TAs, school business professionals, cleaners, lunch time supervisors (the list goes on) your pupils won't receive the education and school experience that they deserve.

But keeping on top day-to-day HR issues, up to date with the latest HR legislation or finding the right advice to navigate a way through when things go wrong can be difficult.

Keystone's team of HR professionals are here to help.


School HR Services

What makes us different:

Our services have been designed to offer you as much, or as little support as you need, when you need it. Delivered by HR professionals with experience of working in schools and trusts, our team are on hand to advise at a level that suits your school or trusts' needs.


Offered for a monthly fee.

Great for

  • Quick questions on interpreting the Green or Burgundy book.
  • Letter checking.
  • A quick query to check that your work is compliant with the latest employment legislation and HR best practice.

The HR Helpline provides:

Unlimited telephone and email support for quick queries.
Advice on Teacher’s pay and conditions, HR procedure support.
Formal communications compliance checking.

Costs from £250 pcm – contact us to discuss your needs.

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Offered for a monthly fee.

Great for

  • Unlimited support via telephone and email. We can pick up any issues you have immediately and be with you every step of the way as part of your team.
  • Guidance and support on recruitment, consultations, disciplinary action, restructures and any other workforce issues all year round.
  • Keeping you up to date on employment legislation and HR best practice.


Unlimited telephone and email support for all HR queries or issues.
Dedicated HR advisor with real school experience.
Six site visits per year.
Support and advice on workforce issues, restructure advice and guidance.
Document reviews to ensure compliance.
Safer recruitment support.

Costs from £500 pcm – contact us to discuss your needs.

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Support on a consultancy or project by project basis, costed per project.

Great for

  • TUPE and conversion support.
  • Mediation and investigating officer services.
  • Culture and staff wellbeing advice.

Our CONSULTANCY support offers:

Unlimited telephone and email access to our experienced consultancy team for the duration of the project.
A dedicated team of experienced HR school professionals to deliver your project and work as part of your team, influencing and advising to get the best outcomes for you.
Support and best practice advice on your consultancy project.
Hands-on management of the project as part of your team.

Individually costed – contact us to discuss your needs.

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Compare our HR Services

Great for:

HR Helpline
Monthly cost

HR Advice & Support
Monthly cost

HR Consultancy
Project cost

Quick query

Checking of documents/letters

Quick compliance check

Telephone advice

Support with recruitment

Support with disciplinary action

Support with consultations

Support with restructures

Keeping up to date with legislation

Day to day HR support and resource

TUPE support

Culture and staff wellbeing projects

Mediation and investigating officer service

Pippa Lloyd talks through who our HR retainer is perfect for and the benefits a HR retainer can bring

Getting support is really quick and easy:


One of our HR team will call to discuss your needs


Once services are agreed, our HR specialists are ready to support you

You may also need:

Health and Safety Support

Take the stress out of providing a safe teaching and learning environment. Our H&S service will be with you every step of the way.

Data Protection

Managing data and making sure you are GDPR compliant can be a full-time job. Our data protection officer can make sure you stay legal with your data

Internal Scrutiny

We provide comprehensive advice on improvement for both financial and non-financial controls all from our experience as school professionals.

Keystone Knowledge

Registered Office: Nightingale Way, Etwall, Derbyshire DE65 6RT

Keystone Knowledge is a Registered Company in England, no. 12092122

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