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 Babcock Education, 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.
Make recruitment safe in your school with this 90-minute personnel online training course. It will support your personnel teams to make recruitment safe in your school and deliver HR function in line with your statutory responsibilities
This subscriber content video outlines the key changes in new Ofsted framework introduced in September 2015. Its focus is on what governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools in England need to know. This video applies to Governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools in England.
This subscriber podcast explores The Prevent Duty and and what it means to schools. It provides governors and clerks, in maintained schools and academies with a quick, easy-to-understand overview of what governors need to know about Prevent and how to ensure that schools are responding to this vital element of safeguarding.
This webinar will focus on current Hot Topics in education, ensuring that governors and clerks are aware of the key developments in legislation, policy and practice, that are specifically relevant to the work of governing bodies in maintained schools, academies, free schools and non-maintained free schools.
This Better Governor webinar was an opportunity for all those involved in governance, in maintained schools and academies to get up to speed with what is happening in education that is specifically relevant to governors, trustees and clerks. The session was an invaluable preparation for Governing Body and Trust Board meetings this term.
This terms topics included:
* New Relationship & Sex Education Guidance (DfE)
* New Teacher Recruitment Website
* New Related Party Transactions reporting requirements for Academy Trusts
* New Interactive School Financial Value Standard (SFVS) 2019-20
* DfE funding to schools for Teachers' Pension increases
This webinar was facilitated by our governance experts Steve Barker and Linda Waghorn and was a mix of input from them together with opinion polls and questions from governors.