Welcome to The Schools HR Co-operative!

Our mission is to support schools to manage their human resources to the best effect. This helps you to focus on your core objective of enabling the children in your care to receive a better education, with improved life chances, in a safe environment.

Our day job is to provide comprehensive HR support and services so that you can focus on your day job of educating the children in your care.

Services

HR Advice & Guidance

We understand the need for high quality advice and guidance on HR matters that you hope are not routine.

Contracts Management & Payroll Interface

We provide a unique interface between the schools we support and our payroll partner, Dataplan.

Health & Wellbeing Service

Our school-centred Occupational Health (OH) service is designed to meet the needs of schools, and employees, to support staff getting back to work.

Investigations Service

We offer an independent investigations service to investigate serious disciplinary, grievance, safeguarding, and SATs maladministration matters.

Recruitment Services

Our managed advertising and recruitment service, offered under our "Crinkle Recruitment" brand, offers value-for-money specialist education recruitment.

Education Consultants

We work with a wide range of independent and affiliated education consultants with proven expertise and knowledge within their field.

About

The Schools HR Co-operative is an independent school-specific HR service which operates out of two office locations in the London Borough of Hillingdon. In 2011 we transferred out of the local authority and now support over 120 schools and academies within Hillingdon, our neighbouring West London boroughs, and Thames Valley counties.

Our aim is to support schools and academies to effectively manage their human resources to the best effect so that they can focus on their core objective of enabling the children in their care to receive a better education, with improved life chances, in a safe environment.

For more information, or to arrange for our Chief Executive to meet with you to discuss our services, please contact us.

Who we are

Our experienced team of casework advisors, contracts advisors, HR investigators, and business support specialists ensure that all your HR needs are looked after. Our team’s combined experience supporting schools with their HR needs is significant, and we understand the challenges that schools face managing their human resources.

Our Chief Executive, Bob Charlton, has over 15 years’ experience supporting schools with their HR needs. Originally a ‘headhunter’ recruiting engineers and technicians during the construction of the London Docklands, Bob has qualifications in HR, Project Management, and Coaching (NLP). Bob has a degree in Civil & Structural Engineering from University College Cardiff (now the University of Wales).

Our “family” of services

Alongside our Crinkle Recruitment brand we also offer school governance training, advice, guidance, and support through our Governor Support Service, and support and guidance in the use of the SIMS software, including updates and patch management through our Capita-accredited SIMS for Schools service.

To find out more about our Governor Support Service please contact the team on 01895 717 321. Our SIMS for Schools service can be contacted on 01895 717 701.


Our journey

Schools Hr Co-operative

January 2011

Following changes to the delivery of HR services to schools, the specialist Personnel Service for Schools (PSS) in Hillingdon is being reviewed.

January 2011
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May 2011

With the support of local Headteachers the Hillingdon PSS ‘transfers out’ of the local authority, and The Schools HR Co-operative is born!

May 2011
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April 2012

Our school-centric Health & Wellbeing Service is launched, in partnership with an Occupational Health (OH) provider, to manage pre-employment medical checks, deliver locally-based OH clinics, and offer physiotherapy sessions where appropriate.

April 2012
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April 2015

The independent Governor Support Service joins The Schools HR Co-operative, offering governing bodies and schools with information, support, and advice to proactively promote and achieve outstanding governance.

April 2015
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April 2015

Due to increasing requests from schools we begin offering an impartial Disciplinary & Grievance Investigation Service. Our team of investigators have significant experience with managing complex and sensitive employment-related investigations.

April 2015
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January 2016

We continue to grow the number and geographic spread of schools we support, and in 2016 start working with further schools in Hounslow, Harrow, Brent, Barnet, and Oxfordshire.

January 2016
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April 2016

We welcome the SIMS for Schools service into the company as a result of the cessation of the Hillingdon Grid for Learning. The SIMS for Schools service provides general and technical support for all Capita SIMS.net modules.

April 2016
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May 2016

The team celebrates five years since The Schools HR Co-operative began, and we reflect on where we have been and focus on the next stage of our company’s journey.

May 2016
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April 2017

Following internal refurbishment works The Schools HR Co-operative and Governor Support Service move into our 17th Century Grade II listed building. Formerly the King’s Head Public House, our team are excited to move into a space with such interesting history! Our SIMS for Schools service continue to be based in a local school.

April 2017
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November 2017

We ‘soft launch’ our Crinkle Recruitment brand with our Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) recruitment portal as we begin enhancing our approach to recruitment for teaching and support staff.

November 2017
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October 2018

Our SIMS for Schools service receives Capita’s SIMS Accreditation recognising the high-quality support the service provides to schools. Feedback from schools during the accreditation process included:“Put simply, I don’t know how our school would manage without them!” and “All the team appreciate the issue we face in a school environment … an excellent team”.

October 2018
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June 2019

Following a period of extensive testing Crinkle Recruitment launches, replacing the ‘Schools HR’ jobs board.

June 2019
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July 2019

Our Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) share option scheme launches as an opportunity to share successes with our team as our company grows. We aspire to be an employee-owned company where all employees can be rewarded for their contribution to the growth of our business.

July 2019

Contact Us

Registered Office:
The Schools HR Co-operative Ltd
Unit 1 Britannia Court, The Green
West Drayton
UB7 7PN

01895 717 499 (Option 5)

To get in touch, or arrange a time for Bob Charlton, our Chief Executive, to visit your school to discuss our services in more detail, please complete the form below and we will be in contact shortly.