Welcome to the HR Business Support Team site!


Our HR Business Support team provides comprehensive payroll and pension services, as well as HR transactional services, to schools nationwide. We fully understand the terms and conditions of employment and the complexities of working in the education sector. By tailoring our packages to the specific needs of each school, we ensure that all HR and payroll requirements are met with flexibility and precision. Quality assurance is at the forefront of our delivery, guaranteeing accuracy in employee correspondence and payroll processing.


Payroll and Pension Administration

We offer a flexible and cost-effective payroll and pension administration solution. Recognising that each school and academy is unique, we understand the complexities of payroll within the education sector. Our services are tailored and adaptable to meet your specific needs.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Our Payroll and Pension service includes:

  • Project Managed Implementation – ensuring a smooth transition to our solution
  • Named Payroll Officer – an experienced payroll colleague at the end of the phone to support you and your employees
  • An Online Portal – allowing you to send contract changes and to view comprehensive staff data whenever you need it. Absence data can be recorded and monitored, enabling you to generate a variety of reports to effectively manage absence
  • A Fully Compliant Service – meeting all your statutory payroll and auditing requirements
  • Quality Assurance – your payroll will be processed accurately, on time and to the highest possible standard
  • Monthly pre-payment reports – you can check your payroll prior to running at the end of the month
  • Flexible Service – the notification process, payslip delivery and reporting can be catered to your needs
  • Tailored Support – you can elect to purchase the payroll and pension administration service independently of each other
  • Pension Support – all your monthly and annual returns produced and submitted on your behalf including support with auto enrolment and relevant employee notifications
  • Information and Updates – relevant and regular updates and guidance, taking account of legislative changes

HR Transactional

We offer a full range of transactional services, including pre-employment checks aligned with Safer Recruitment practices, Single Central Record templates, advice and guidance, timely payroll liaison, and all contractual administration for new starters, leavers, and changes. We work closely with you and, if needed, your preferred payroll partner to deliver a flexible, efficient, and cost-effective service.


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Our HR Transactional service includes:

  • A named HR Officer - an experienced HR colleague at the end of the phone to support you and your employees
  • Education knowledge - we are familiar with all of the Teachers and Support Staff Terms and Conditions (e.g. Burgundy Book, Green Book and the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document) as well as adapting to work with bespoke conditions as defined by academies
  • Timely turnaround – written correspondence issued to your employees electronically (including Statements of Written Particulars, amendment to contracts and leaver letters), in a timely manner (additional charges will apply should you request letters are posted to an employees home address).
  • Payroll liaison – liaising with your preferred payroll partner to action all contractual changes each month in line with prescribed deadlines
  • Proactive notifications – alerting you to changes affecting annual leave for all support staff and temporary contracts / allowances coming to an end
  • Single Central Record guidance and advice – guidance and templates to ensure you are compliant
  • Pre-employment checks – Processing of the required checks for teaching and support staff with emailed confirmation

SCR Audit

Are you worried about your Single Central Record (SCR)?  Does your record contain all the information you need?

We offer a comprehensive audit of your record, providing:

  • Full advice and guidance on the requirements of the SCR
  • Peace of mind and reassurance that your SCR is compliant with statutory requirements
  • Errors and anomalies identified with the record
  • Final report provided detailing any recommendations

Please contact us for further information / book an SCR Audit on 0333 7721272 ext 603

What Our Customers Say

CEO, mat in chester

I think Services 4 Schools’ greatest strength is their flexibility and adaptability. When we have needed additional advice and support – for example, when new schools have joined the trust, or a school has struggled with their new financial responsibilities – Services 4 Schools have been quick to react and provide the support we need. We have also been impressed with their ability to provide quality advice both at individual school level and finance director level

Headteacher, school in walsall

I transferred our HR consultancy services from the Local Authority to S4S (Services 4 Schools) almost 6 years ago as I was looking for a professional service that places the children at the heart of its work, just as we do. It has become one of the best decisions that I made for the children, staff and the school.

school business manager, walsall

S4S are a great support in managing aspects of the schools data and finance.  Staff are helpful and supportive and provide advice and guidance throughout the academic year on a variety of subjects including Census, statutory submissions and budget management.  The service is invaluable in saving time and resources particularly during busier periods of the school year. 

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