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HR Services

In Hertfordshire 98.8% of schools and academies subscribe to the HR Services provided by Herts for Learning.

The team is led by Chris Brown. Chris has worked in Human Resources for 19 years in a variety of sectors including Further Education, scientific research and the public sector, gaining a Masters degree in Human Resource Management along the way.  Chris joined Herts for Learning in 2016 and became Head of HR & Recruitment Services in 2021. 

Chris believes that a school workforce is its biggest asset and is passionate about supporting school leaders to recruit and develop great people to deliver great outcomes. 

The HR Services team at Herts for Learning provides high-quality advice and guidance on employee relations and personnel matters to schools and school staff.

The service specialises in advising on employment issues, including sensitive cases arising from:

  • Absence management
  • Disciplinary issues
  • Grievance
  • Capability
  • Organisational change, including redundancy situations
  • The Equality Act

The HR Services team is also responsible for creating and publishing model HR policies, procedures and guidance for schools, in consultation with recognised trade unions and professional associations. These and other useful resources are available on the HR Portal of the Herts for Learning website. 

Alongside the advisory service, The HR Services team offers a consultancy service. By working side by side your setting, we can tailor bespoke training needs to ensure that you and your team can undertake routine HR tasks in the future.

We have also negotiated special rates for HfL schools with a number of external business services partners, including health and wellbeing and financial services. You can find details of these here.

Please contact the HR Service team for more information on email: or tel: 01438 544463