Kirstie Young

Kirstie has worked in Human Resources for over 25 years working initially in generalist senior HR management roles in large multi-national communications companies, including Ericsson and Damovo, before moving into the education sector in 2004, to join what is now known as the Education HR Consultancy team.

In her role as Senior HR Consultant with Strictly Education 4S, Kirstie provides HR consultancy support to Headteachers and Senior Leaders in all phases and types of Schools and line manages other HR consultants.

In her role, Kirstie’s provides day to day support and advice to Headteachers and Senior Leaders within schools on a range of HR issues, including employment law, appointment of staff, terms and conditions, sickness absence, performance management, conduct, grievance, management of change, equalities and diversity and strategic personnel planning.

As an experienced trainer and facilitator she is jointly responsible for the HR Consultancy training offering, developing and delivering HR management training to school leadership teams and school staff. 

She is a trained Mediator and a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

  • Introduction Webinar to Better Clerking Development Programme (January 2018)

    This webinar provides an overview of the Better Governor, Better Clerking Development Programme, to those clerks who have registered.

    January 2018

  • Clerks’ Briefing Webinar (January 2018)

    This webinar, recorded on 22nd January, briefs clerks on the latest developments in education that should be influencing governing body/trust board agendas this term.

    January 2018

  • Analyse School Performance: Secondary Schools (January 2018)

    This webinar focused on the recently-published secondary school pupil performance data, contained within the new reports, Analysing School Performance (ASP) and the Inspection Data Summary report (IDSR).

    January 2018

  • Introduction Webinar to Better Chairing Development Programme (March 2018)

    This webinar provided chairs and aspiring chairs, in both maintained schools and academies, embarking on our new Better Governor Chair's Development Programme, with an introduction to, and overview of the programme, prior to the initial face-to-face session. 

    March 2018

  • Clerks' Forum Webinar (March 2018)

    This Better Governor Clerks' Forum focused on the clerk's role in supporting governance through ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction. 

    March 2018

  • GDPR: What Governors Need to Know - Webinar (March 2018)

    This webinar focused on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).The webinar recording is relevant for governors and trustees in both maintained secondary schools and secondary academies.

    March 2018

  • Hot Topics Webinar (April 2018)

    This webinar provides all governors, trustees, those who serve on Local Academy Committees and clerks with the opportunity to get up to speed on what is happening in education, that is specifically relevant to all those with an interest in school governance.

    April 2018

  • Clerks' Briefing Webinar (May 2018)

    This Clerks’ Briefing webinar provides clerks with an update on the latest developments in educational policy; practice; and consultation, together with guidance on how to ensure these items are covered in governing body/trust board meetings this term.

    May 2018

  • How does governance change you join a MAT? Webinar (May 2018)

    This Better Governor webinar reflects on how governance changes when schools convert to academy status and join a multi-academy trust.

    May 2018

  • Chairs' Network- What Constitutes 'Part 2' Webinar (May 2018)

    This Better Governor Chairs’ Network webinar, is an opportunity for chairs of governing bodies, academy trusts and chairs of local academy committees to come together and discuss topical issues, with our resident governance experts in a structured debate. 

    May 2018

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Cyber-security in Schools

On the 15th July the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), in association with the DfE, published new guidance on managing cyber-security risks in schools.