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"To offer personalised consultancy, training and development across the education sector. Our ethos is that collaboration gets the best results, between our partners, our services and our customers."
"Providing innovation, excellence and expertise to schools and academies across London and the South East."
We’re in the business of helping you get the best from your team so that children have every opportunity to succeed in a stable and high performing school.
We deliver our services through an employee relations contract and a recruitment contract.
Adaptable approaches are tailored to suit the bespoke needs and circumstances of schools across London and the South East. We can provide whatever level of service you need- from light touch, ad hoc advice to intensive support. We adapt our approach to suit your circumstances, using our professional experience to provide schools-focussed solutions for all HR matters.
Our team compromises of HR consultants whose expertise in educational employment enable them to support you with the full range of staffing matters. We have a dedicated recruitment consultant who offers recruitment strategy advice and a service to support Newly Qualified Teachers.
Your dedicated HR consultant will be your first point of contact and will support you in taking a proactive approach to all HR issues. They will meet with you regularly to develop a strong relationship and a comprehensive understanding of your school’s priorities.
Our team will keep you abreast of changing legislation. We provide model HR policies and ensure you are kept up to date, by highlighting changes in employment and education law. From specialist advice to bespoke training we will keep you informed at all times.
The blend of services and level of expertise we offer means that we are able to provide all the support to achieve responsive, practical and legal solutions to workforce issues.
Octavo’s highly experienced and professional team delivers a structured mock interview service across London and the South East, using specialist knowledge and guidance to give young people valuable interview practice, improving their confidence and abilities.
The service is flexible to suit the needs of the education establishment and is an on site service.
Our approach to HR recognises that effective people management has a fundamental contribution to make to school improvement. With this in mind, we take a customer focused approach to all HR advice, working with schools to achieve their outcomes in a way that reflects good practice and is compliant with the complexities of employment and education law.
We understand the dilemmas schools can face in dealing with people issues and ensure they offer supportive and practical advice that is given within the context of ever evolving employment law. Our aim is to help you get the best from your team so that children have every opportunity to succeed in a stable and high performing school.
By working with Octavo HR you can be assured of receiving independent HR advice from a team of experienced HR professionals with specialist schools’ expertise.
Customer focused approach to all HR advice with “hands” on support
Extensive experience of working with schools to achieve good practice outcomes
Experts at guiding you through the complexities of employment and education law
Team of HR consultants highly experienced in MAT transition and school TUPE transfers
Termly HR newsletter focusing on schools
Named HR consultant who visits each term to review strategic HR matters and help you keep up to date on employment law
This contract gives access to a number of school recruitment initiatives which are aimed at attracting teachers to state schools in Croydon and the surrounding areas. A fixed annual fee is paid for the service which is based on the size of the school.
This teacher recruitment initiative is unique and has an excellent track record for successful recruitment and retention of teachers to schools in the Croydon area.
Unlimited job advertising on the highly ranked teaching vacancy website: TeachinCROYDON• Formatting and proof reading your vacancies for the website to maximise the advert• Dedicated teaching recruitment consultant to promote those schools registered with us at university recruitment events.• Retweeting of all jobs on Twitter via the CHTA Twitter feed• Guaranteed exhibition space at the annual CHTA Teacher Recruitment Fair• Access to the Croydon ‘Talent Pool’ which includes NQTs, experienced primary and secondary teachers who have been interviewed and are available for work• Teaching recruitment consultant who researches and monitors developments in school recruitment nationwide to ensure our teacher recruitment strategy is responsive to changes.