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Educational Psychologists -

Gloucestershire Educational Psychology Service provides psychological advice and support through a consultation model for schools, families and children. We work with schools to support children’s learning, development and emotional well-being. 

Principal Educational Psychologist - Simon Worker -  For more details and how to contact the service click here

Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning - 

This is an umbrella organisation for Gloucestershire Healthy Schools and Gloucestershire Healthy FE (Further Education).  GHLL was launched in July 2012 for schools and colleges across Gloucestershire, supported by Leading Teachers.

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Funding is through Public Health and by Gloucestershire County Council. Schools and colleges are offered this supported intervention at no cost. Read more about GHLL

Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children's Partnership -

Human Resources -

Human resources is a traded service that can be purchased by any school or educational setting. The HR service can offer advice and guidance to Head teachers, School Business Managers and Chair of Governors. HR can support on a wide range of employee and employment topics.

What does this handbook cover?

This Employment Handbook contains model policies and guidance for employee management. You can use the policy as it stands or, in some cases, you might need to adapt the policy to fit your school's particular circumstances.

Who is this handbook for?

Our policies are suitable for all schools including academies (where terms are optional for academies this is indicated). They incorporate employment best practice with appropriate legislation and Local Authority collective agreements. If you need further advice, please contact the HR Advice Line to speak to an experienced HR Adviser, open from 8:30-17:00 Monday to Friday. Urgent matters, such as new cases of gross misconduct and potential suspensions, should be dealt with over the phone. We will reply to urgent matters raised via email within 24 hours (exceptional circumstances apply). Our advice service is consistent with best practice and legislation. If your query is not a HR matter we will signpost you to the information you need. The advice we offer is in line with our Employment Handbook, so make sure you check here first before contacting us! Call 01452 425888 followed by option 2 then 4 to reach our team.

Occupational Health -

Access to an effective Occupational Health Service that understands your educational setting work environment will:

  • Assist in reducing the business costs of sickness absence, lost production and personal injury or illness;
  • Help to ensure that people are fit to do the job that they are employed for;
  • Assist in detecting adverse health effects and help prevent work-related disease;
  • Help recruit and retain staff, reduce staff turnover and enhance your image (see the pre-placement questionnaire (PPQ) process listed below);
  • Provide you with sound advice on compliance with legislation and reduce the risk of costly prosecution and reputational harm;
  • Aid you in identifying and protecting people with disabilities under the Equality Act.  For more information click here

Contact us on 01452 425073 or

SHE - Safety, Health & Environment -

The Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) service can provide assistance to schools and colleges on health and safety at work. 

Tel: 01452 425350


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