Patch Law has continued extending its offering for School clients, maintaining our trademark approach to offering cost effective and high quality HR & employment law services to employers across the South West and further afield.


Each school is partnered by a senior HR specialist and a Solicitor, so maximising the impact and effectiveness of advice for school leaders across the full range of HR and employment law needs.  As well as Day-to-Day Advisory Support, Settlement Agreements, Employment Tribunal Claims and specific HR Projects can be provided.



"Gillian and Amanda have given us invaluable support with a range of HR challenges, including team restructuring and the resolution of some long standing tricky issues.  Their advice is straightforward, structured and consistent, and is focussed on delivering the best outcomes for the school.  We have been able to build an easy rapport with each of them, and they have invested time in getting to know our school, its aims and objectives.  Both Gillian and Amanda have come into school on many occasions to support us with consultation meetings, and have liaised with trade union reps on our behalf.  This has given us the confidence to address issues that might otherwise have impeded improvement.  Having Patch Law in our corner has made a huge difference to the effectiveness of our HR management."


Linda O'Coy | School Business Manager | Milton Park Primary School | Weston-super-Mare



There is no need to escalate through a range of less experienced practitioners: we help you tackle your people management challenges swiftly, pragmatically and professionally – every time.


We offer engaged partnership support to your school on terms that give you access to the highest quality of advice, service delivery and with swift access to our advisers.  Our services are very competitively priced, and offer superb value compared with hourly charging commercial providers in the field, or in terms of the level of qualification and expertise available from Local Authority providers.


Led by Amanda Wright - FCIPD (a former Education Head of HR for CYPS (North Somerset), and Gillian Patch (Specialist Employment Solicitor), our Schools team comprises senior commercial and education HR and legal specialists with experience spanning the full range of the sector.  We believe our range of expertise and personal engagement with schools supports our thorough understanding of the culture and priorities affecting your people management at all levels.

For your school to achieve excellent learning outcomes, you need equally excellent professional HR advice and support to enable all of your people to deliver.  Your school can benefit from advice that has a proven pedigree as skilled, robust and highly effective.


Cuts to budgets are a constant major challenge, especially as employees consistently form the greatest proportion of expense on any school budget. As a result, school leaders are increasingly needing to focus efforts to ensure that the school’s structure, roles and wage-bill represents the best possible value in supporting results. Patch Law is well placed to support ambitious and aspirational schools, and will help you focus on the contribution that robust operational and performance management can have in helping you drive your school improvement agenda.


We offer school leaders a trusted partnership, specifically designed to support you to energise and manage your school staffing.


For more information about the Patch Law Schools Partnership Service please contact us for a no obligation initial discussion of your school’s requirements.


email: enquiries@patchlaw.co.uk

call: 07500 600856 or 0117 908 7234