Pay and Contract Support Services
An experienced payroll provider to over 500 schools, County Council departments, 23 external customers, pensions providers and three local authorities, paying over 90,000 people each month.
The Payroll Service can be provided in a variety of formats, including central input from submission of forms and requests to the centre, or direct payroll input at the school.
Staff are paid directly via BACS ensuring accurate calculation of salary and payments, applying statutory deductions for tax and national insurance contributions.
Production of monthly payroll for both contracted and casual/supply staff.
Pressure sealed payslips delivered directly to the school.
Creation of BACS payments directly to employees’ accounts.
Calculation and reporting of all statutory payments, including student loans.
Calculation and reporting of all occupational payments, including sickness, maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
Application of step progression and pay awards as instructed by the school.
Monthly management reporting which can be used to upload to the school’s finance system.
Support with monthly Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) administration and Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) returns.
Year end reconciliation and online submission to HMRC.
Production of P45, P35, P14 and P60s.
Dedicated team delivering telephone support.
Access to a named account manager.
Regular newsletter updating you on relevant payroll and system developments.
Personalised service from a team, including a named account manager, knowledgeable in your terms and conditions of employment and your service needs.
Experienced in dealing with school customers.
Knowledge of applying teachers’ pay and conditions of service.
Integrated payroll and HR system providing data on pay, grade and other personnel information that the school may require.
Link to Pensions Services reducing the administrative burden on LGPS in the school.
Understanding of TPS deductions and payments.
Delivery of maternity, paternity and adoption casework for the individual and the school.
Calculation and application of occupational payments, including sickness and family friendly.
We use an international payroll system which is supported by a dedicated team.
Business continuity plans in place with daily back-ups.
Secure system and processes in place to protect personal information.
Access to the team who administer Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checks.
Integration with Education Personnel Services for HR advice and consultancy.
Access to the County Council’s contractual documentation templates.
Regular review of our service provision to ensure the highest standards of service are met and adapt to meet your changing needs.
Regular review of our services which ensures that they are relevant to your requirements and achieve the highest standards.
Charges are made on a per payslip basis for 12 months annually, plus the production of a P60. We are a BACS bureau and can manage payments to employees directly from your bank account. With your authorisation we can also pay via BACS your monthly returns to HMRC, and LGPS and TPS contributions.
You will have a dedicated team delivering your payroll service with support by telephone shadowing (for direct payroll input at the school) and regular meetings. You will have a named account manager who can meet and deal with any non-routine queries.
We have monthly self audits as part of our quality assurance checks. These are agreed with by the County Council’s Internal Audit who also provide on-site spot checks.
The school will receive a monthly highs and lows report to compare current month with previous and identify any potential inconsistencies prior to the payroll running.
Customer feedback is used to improve and develop this service, in line with the Quality Assurance Framework for Services for Schools.
Mechanisms for collecting the views of customers include the annual satisfaction survey and complaints, compliments and comments.
Contact us about this service
Pay and Contract Support Services Manager
Tel: 023 8038 3071
Listening to your needs
We can tailor services and develop bespoke packages to suit your needs contact us today