Employee Relations Service


Good employee relations provides an open and honest communication between management, their employees and trade unions. Employee relations strengthen the employer/employee relationship by identifying and resolving workplace issues. We have been able to successfully support schools on a range of complex employee relations issues which include disciplinaries, grievances, sickness absences, performance management, change management and employment tribunals.

Good employee relations ensure there is a healthy and productive work environment which is ultimately beneficial to pupils.


We support school leaders and managers by providing an important link between management, employees and the trade unions. You will also receive support from The Education Space with effective consultation and negotiation on a range of individual and collective employee relations matters. This helps to enable an early resolution to problems and ensures that they are resolved with appropriate risk management.

Our service offer to schools is unlimited and includes on-site visits, as well as telephone and email advice. The Education Space has a long-standing, professional working relationship with the teaching and support staff unions in order to negotiate on behalf of schools.


  • Unlimited casework advice and guidance
  • Helpdesk and email support
  • HR policies and procedures
  • Trade union negotiations
  • Organisational change management
  • Bespoke training and consultancy
  • Strategic HR services
  • Grievance and disciplinary support

Contract types

  • Bespoke project: one-off piece of work personalised to your requirements
  • Bespoke training and consultancy
  • Service Level Agreement: annual agreement to support on an ongoing basis


The Education Space provide helpful advice to schools that support the efficient management of internal systems. Staff are always at the end of the phone offering useful HR guidance and support to ensure compliance.

- Winsor Primary School

Contact details

020 8249 6900 - Option 1