Our HR Service is a trusted partner for human resources solutions tailored specifically to schools, settings and trusts.

With a deep understanding of the education sector and a strong commitment to making a positive impact, our qualified team of education experts bring both a solution-focus and HFL’s unique not-for-profit ethos to every partnership.

At HFL Education we are not just another HR service provider; we are specialists dedicated exclusively to serving educational institutions. Our team of seasoned HR professionals possess extensive education sector knowledge and experience working within schools, settings and trusts. We understand the challenges and opportunities you face allowing us to provide tailored solutions that align with your specific needs.

Our full-service approach to your HR requirements is offered on both an ad hoc or subscription basis and designed to meet your individual school needs at a fair and transparent price to suit any budget – ensuring we save you time and money that can be invested where it really matters: the delivery of learning.

Why use our HR service?

Navigating the HR landscape in the education sector can be complex and time-consuming. We offer a comprehensive range of services that cover every aspect of HR, from recruitment and employee onboarding to performance management, compliance, and staff development.

Whether you’re looking for ongoing or ad hoc support we have the right solution for you, covering both your day-to-day operational needs and challenges and the strategic development of your setting over the longer term.

We are trusted by more than 500 schools, settings and trusts to deliver solutions-focused practical support and advice that is fully compliant and designed to ensure your leadership teams are able to achieve ongoing success.

We are able to provide advice and support to any of your school leaders, including headteachers, senior leaders, SBMs, governors, line managers and any member of staff who is acting on behalf of the school in taking advice.


HR services supporting the full employee lifecycle

At HFL Education, we specialise in guiding schools through the entire employee life cycle. From recruiting passionate staff who resonate with your school's values, to fostering a positive workplace culture, ensuring compliance with ever-evolving regulations, and optimising performance, our expertise covers it all.  We are at your side to support you at every stage of the employee life-cycle from recruitment to retirement, making sure you have the tools and knowledge to lead a high performing team to provide the best education possible.

employee life cycle diagram

Partner services

As a leader in services for schools, settings and trusts, we are proud to collaborate with a network of sector expert partners who share our passion for driving innovation, growth, and success within schools.

At HFL Education, we believe in the power of collaboration. Our carefully curated network of sector expert partners complements our own expertise, allowing us to offer a comprehensive suite of solutions that cater to every aspect of a school's journey to excellence.


HR Service Portals

The HR Service knowledge portals for schools and academies provide a wealth of materials including streamlined policies (consulted upon with recognised trade unions which means that schools and academies don’t have to) template letters, basic and specialist practice notes and regular education/employment news.

Access to the HR Service knowledge portals is only available to schools or academies buying a core or full HR service with HFL Education.



Find out more

If you would like to know more about how HFL’s HR Services and our team of expert HR Advisors and HR Business Partners can help you to deliver exceptional people management practice, please contact us.

We can also support you with our specialist recruitment services.

Contact our HR Services team today to find out how we can help you.