Independent Investigations

There are times when there are serious issues of misconduct to address and a formal investigation is required

Independent investigations, Discipline, Grievance, Whistleblowing & Parental Complaints

It’s not always possible to find an internal independent investigator, particularly one with the skills required to undertake complex and difficult investigations.

Our investigators can conduct a completely independent investigation from start to finish, taking the stress and conflict away from senior managers. When you are faced with serious misconduct issues particularly at a senior level it can be difficult to determine the best placed person to undertake a formal investigation. Investigations can be time consuming with sometimes numerous witnesses to interview, questions to prepare, evidence to review and ultimately presenting the case to a more senior level. This can be daunting for managers who have not had the experience of undertaking this previously.

Here at Advanced HR we can supply expert independent investigators with first class knowledge of employment law, schools, governance and HR in general. They can see the case through all the stages of investigation, presenting at a disciplinary hearing, appeal and ultimately appearing at an Employment Tribunal as a witness on your behalf. For schools our independent investigators also advise on referrals to the National College for serious misconduct relating to teachers.

Our independent investigation service offers schools, academies and business an exceptional and thorough process of investigation, with experienced and highly commendable investigators.

Our investigators can undertake investigations into all kinds of complaints, employee conduct (disciplinary), grievances, customer complaints and parental complaints.

Contact us today to get more information.

“Mr Steadman was engaged by Leverton Church of England Academy to investigate a complex case involving two members of staff. He demonstrated an expert knowledge of employment matters, always adhering to appropriate policy whilst conducting a thorough and in-depth investigation. The Academy received excellent support, with Mr Steadman quick to respond to queries and keeping the Academy up-to-date as the case progressed. I would highly recommend Mr Steadman’s services without reservation”

Victoria Brelsford – Chair of Governors
Leverton CofE Academy

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Support Packages

Our HR services team offers you the perfect solution. You can have access to dedicated HR experts with proven experience of advising on the day to day and strategic challenges faced by schools and academies. Our service is tailored to your school’s HR needs with high quality advice, contact us today to discuss how we can support you.

Annual Support Package

Providing unlimited onsite and telephone knowledge, expertise and support. Whatever the issue we are here to help.

Individual Case Management

When you are faced with dealing with a really difficult issue Advanced HR can provide expert support from beginning to the end of the case.


We can also offer our services, providing added extra support when you need it.

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