“Having worked with all of the advisors at Insight HR we have been constantly impressed by the high quality advice, solutions focused approach and empathy with the dynamic staffing situations which develop in schools. We have found the advisors to be approachable, knowledgeable and highly skilled. The service has been about enabling and supporting and the responsiveness has often been more than impressive. This ‘can do’, going the extra mile, approach has been a breath of fresh air in our HR advice and has helped us to build, develop and manage our staff more effectively. This has delivered tangible benefits to the pupils and freed the school leadership up to focus on Teaching and Learning. The team are a real delight to work with and their expertise and support has been indispensable.”
David Carne, Executive Business Manager
Cardinal Griffin Catholic College, Cannock
“From simple day-to-day advice, through to redundancy, capability and ill-health retirement issues, I have been supported by Lynsey and Laura at different times and have found their work and advice to be accurate and effective. They have always been generous with their time, their advice; and both have taken the trouble to even contact me following issues to ensure that as Headteacher, I have received appropriate support personally. Both colleagues are warm, personable, supportive and dedicated to their schools. In September 2013, I moved to a new post in Cannock, Staffordshire. I was pleased to realise that I was to maintain the HR Advisors who had supported me with earlier issues. I have no hesitation in warmly recommending their work as HR Consultants.”
Shaun Miles, Headteacher
St. Luke’s CE Primary School
“I have been with Insight HR since the company formed; working closely with Laura Fidgett and Lynsey Evans, two highly experienced and incredibly supportive HR advisors.
Laura, Lynsey and their team always respond to e-mail enquiries – often followed by a personal courtesy call. I am guaranteed a direct response to any question asked, or advice sought, while made to feel valued, supported and genuinely listened to – no question or query is ever too small. It is incredibly reassuring, knowing I have this level of expertise and support at the end of the phone/via E-mail. While confident in the knowledge, that should a meeting be required, a senior HR Advisor will be in attendance offering support and guidance. Working with a named HR advisor, guarantees a friendly, personal service, allowing me to work alongside a member of the Insight team, who knows my school, my school’s employment history, my staffing structure and my requirements as Head Teacher.
Not only does Insight provide an exceptional HR advice, they also provide a plethora of training for a wide range of current school-based issues and protocols. This is further supported by regular Newsletters and Fact Sheets, ensuring busy Head teachers remain up-to-date and aware of current legislative requirements.
I would highly recommend Insight HR, due to their ability to provide a service that always goes above and beyond what is required.”
Tina Blankley, Headteacher
Chancel Primary School.
“The Insight team offers a trustworthy, efficient and highly skilled HR service based on knowledge, experience and professionalism.”
Kelly Bracebridge, Headteacher
West Hill Primary School
“ECM Education are proud to be associated with Insight HR who provide a professional and personal service.
Lynsey and her team of experts have always supported our company in a professional and efficient manner. Every element of their work is done with due care and attention, and there is always an understanding and appreciation of the sensitivities that sit around any HR issue. At ECM Education, we feel we have continually been provided with an outstanding service, that is value for money, and has fully met the needs and challenges of our growing company. There is always someone to call upon when needed and issues are dealt with quickly. Every issue that we have had to deal with has been comprehensively resolved and allowed us to concentrate our efforts and energies on the development of our company.
HR Insight have supported us for the last 3 years and we look forward to a continued long-standing relationship with Lynsey and her team – we wouldn’t go anywhere else. We confidently and unreservedly recommend Insight HR and their work to any prospective companies or schools seeking HR support”.
Phil Choi, Director
ECM Education Consultants Ltd
“Laura and Lynsey, we have just received our Ofsted report which says we are now ‘good’. Much is due to your support over the last few years. An e-mail isn’t really enough to say thanks. The support of both of you has been vital to our school improvement process”.
Chase Terrace Primary School
“Insight HR has provided specialist up-to-date advice on various HR issues which has ensured that we have applied current legislation and policy to our HR procedures here in School. Aby Brough has professionally guided us, providing clarity in often complex matters. The efficient services offered by HR Insight encompasses both project based guidance and day-to-day issues, including training, current policy issues, and general HR educational specialism”.
Wendy Keeble, Business & Operations Manager
Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form
“Insight HR are the HR provider for our Trust. They also provide the HR support for the vast majority of our academies. There is no doubt in my mind that the company, and the individual staff, offer an absolutely first class service at all times.
We make extensive use of their services, both in our academies and as a MAT. They have always offered superb, expert advice covering a very wide range of subjects. Their advice is efficient and timely; always discrete and confidential. Most crucially their staff offer consistent advice that is invariably wise and accurate. They have always delivered a response within 24 hours. Communication is prompt and efficient. We value the fact that they will always offer face to face meetings if necessary.
Inevitably, in any MAT, there will be a wide range of issues. I am impressed by the fact that Insight demonstrate expertise across all of their staff on a wide range of policies, procedures and subjects such as
• Staffing reduction exercises
• Disciplinary and grievance
• Proof reading of policies and bespoke and template letters
• Pay and Conditions
• Staff appointments and conditions of service
They have a very wide range of contacts and are well regarded by the Trades Unions, which is important to SUAT. I have no hesitation in recommending Insight HR to you unreservedly with absolutely no reservations”.
Keith Hollins, Chief Executive Officer
Staffordshire University Academies Trust.