Pay and Contract Support Services provides schools with the tools and support for all pay and employment-related administration, including new starters, pay changes, absences and salary claims. View prices for this service.

Available to maintained schools only as a bundle through our partnership with Hampshire County Council. IBC must be taken with education finance and personnel services.

How we can help your school

  • Pay staff in accordance with agreed pay scales, contractual terms and conditions
  • Ensure statutory deductions are made in accordance with legislation
  • Ensure that pension scheme and voluntary deductions are processed and ‘paid over’
  • Ensure all statutory returns are provided correctly and on time
  • Casework for maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Employee pay references for mortgages and employment
  • Confirming dates of service and earnings data
  • Administration of teachers' pension and local government pension schemes
  • Schools can use forms to apply starters, leavers, claims and changes to employee records.

Key benefits to the school

  • Access to Pay and Contract Support Services via email and telephone for schools and their employees for all pay related matters
  • Ensures compliance with statutory PAYE regulations as well as agreed pay and terms and conditions of employment
  • Assistance with the maintenance of employment records to meet requirements.

What does the service offer?

  • Access to pay and contract support services for schools and their employees concerning contractual and pay arrangements
  • Processes to assist in the maintenance of employment records and pay data
  • Administration of teachers’ pension elections
  • Pay appropriate monthly pension contributions to the Teachers' Pensions, LGPS and maintain records to support completion of necessary returns
  • Provide Schools with forms and tools to facilitate the processing of allowances, overtime, honoraria, casual claims, travel and expense claims
  • Implementing pay awards and calculating backdated pay where applicable
  • Providing full ‘end of year’ service as required by the HMRC
  • Compliance with statutory and administrative regulations affecting pay
  • Administration connected with the recovery of sums due to school following staff absence due to third-party accidents
  • Maintaining employees’ income tax coding and National Insurance category
  • Paying salaries or wages directly to employees’ bank accounts
  • Respond to HMRC enquiries and other agencies as required, e.g. other local authorities, banks, building societies and other government departments
  • Managing the collection of overpayments to employees
  • Run payroll and pay staff via BACS
  • Provide staff with online payslips
  • Check data quality
  • Pay statutory and occupational payments