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HR Remote Service Desk 0800 073 4444 (option 3)
Term time:  Monday to Thursday 08.00 - 17.30
                   Friday 08.00 - 16.00

School closure periods: Monday to Friday 09.30 - 16.00
Fax Number 01372 834450
Email Address EducationHR@babcockinternational.com
Forthcoming Reduced Service Days Voicemail will be in operation on the following days/times due to team meetings/training. Messages will be returned as soon as possible.            
            
14th November 2017: 9.30am - 1.30pm  
19th December 2017: 9.30am - 3.30pm       
  
 
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   Latest News

18-10-17 

Latest HR Bytes E-newsletter now available
 

Customers can now download the latest edition of our HR newsletter, released today, via the Newsletters, Briefings and Training page.
 16-10-17 Surrey Pay Update

 A joint statement has been issued by SCC, UNISON and GMB detailing a formal Surrey Pay offer made to schools for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2019.
 
 The offer aims to work towards alignment with non-school pay bands with the focus on increasing minimum pay points, and also works towards achieving the Government's target of a minimum pay point of £9 per hour by 2020.
 
 With the exception of staff on minimum pay points , where there is available headroom in the pay band range it is proposed that progression is capped as follows:

1% for 2017/18
1% for 2018/19

Where minimum pay points of grades increase by more than 1% staff on the minimum pay point will receive a percentage increase above 1% to enable movement to the new minimum pay point for the grade.
 
The offer is backdated to 1 April 2017, it is proposed it will not apply to colleagues who have left the council's employment between 1 April 2017 and the date agreement  to implement is reached.

GMB and UNISON will now consult with their members and hold a ballot.
 
 
10-10-17

 DBS and Children's Barred List services now available

Network difficulties with the DBS and children's barred list service have been resolved and both services are now available.


 
30-09-17
 
"More flexibility" over school teachers' 2018-19 pay award

The chief secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, has written to the Chair of the School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) setting out the government's broad intentions with regard to the 2018-19 pay round.

Significantly, but in line with other recent announcements, the letter states that, whilst there is a need for ongoing pay discipline, the government recognises that more flexibility may be required, particularly in areas of skill shortage, "to deliver world class public services including in return for improvements to public sector productivity." This means that the STRB will not be constrained by the average 1% pay cap as it has been in recent years.

However due to the annual budget moving to the autumn, the DfE's evidence to the STRB is not likely to be received until December (rather than September). This will have a knock-on impact on when the STRB can report back and may well mean that the final 2018-19 pay award is delayed to the extent that it will have to be backdated.


29-09-17 

Online HR Briefing for Surrey Maintained Schools

You can now view our latest HR briefing, which this term is available online, as well as download our termly law and policy update document on the Education and Employment Law Briefings page.

21-09-17 
 
Update on Surrey Pay Job Families Project and Apprenticeships

If you have not already seen the latest SCC Schools Bulletin (issue 212), please be aware that it contains updates on the apprenticeship levy (and how your school can benefit) as well as the consultation on school job families.

 
19-09-17

Teachers' pay award - statement on union position and FAQs newly added

Please visit the teachers' pay ranges page to access the statement for Surrey maintained schools on the joint unions' position on the pay award and to download FAQs about the award. 

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