HR & Payroll for the Education Industry

We can help your school, college or multi-academy trust with our flexible and highly configurable HR and payroll system.


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Empowering schools and colleges with a security and compliance you can rely on

Ensuring pupils at school get the best education (and therefore best start in life) is essential in encouraging them to perform well. Enabling them to reach their full potential to get the results they strive for is where educators come in.

With your focus on supporting the minds of the future and providing world-class teaching, you don’t have time to waste on outdated, time-consuming and manual admin tasks. But with compliance and data protection rules becoming even stricter, you can’t ignore the problem either.

That's where we come in. iTrent already provides reliable payroll services for 75,000 college employees and over 300 education customers.

Looking for a versatile HR & Payroll for your University? Find out how iTrent can help on our Higher Education page.

Keep on top of compliance and legislation

Compliance is at the core of our software and services, ensuring we always provide you with the support you need, keeping your organisation up to date with all legislation and ensuring your data is secure.

With our own state of the art data centres and prevention technologies, we offer incredibly security for your data. And with four product releases a year, we ensure that you have a system that is up to date with the latest ways of working.

Pensions? No problem

MHR helps with the complications that teacher pension schemes bring as they change over time. We’re here to support you with the ever-changing requirements that Teacher’s Pensions and the Local Government Pension Scheme demand, reducing the time, stress and admin for your teams.

Find out more about the Pension Data Service.

“MHR has an excellent reputation for delivering effective software and payroll services to the education sector and we’re excited about the implementation of iTrent, and the efficiencies it will generate. Bringing our HR and payroll back in house will give us greater control of our people, while new streamlined processes will make us more efficient and free up valuable resource to focus on what we do best, delivering quality education which enables our pupils to reach their full potential.”

- Shaw Education Trust

Don’t miss out on top talent

At over 300 UK schools, colleges and academy trusts, iTrent supports HR and payroll teams to improve their recruitment and onboarding to attract and retain the teachers you need. Speed up your recruitment process by streamlining the applicant’s journey, then welcome them with an onboarding experience that really makes them feel welcome. With a variety of engagement and development tools, iTrent can help you to support your people.

School Workforce Census coverage

What data is covered?

  • School Workforce Level - gathers the data of staff members individually.
  • School Level - gathers the headcount data for certain categories of information.
  • LA Level - gathers the headcount data for certain categories of staff.

Single central record data is also covered!

iTrent HR & Payroll

“We have adopted iTrent's pre-configured, education-specific elements including automated Staff Individualised Records (SIR), flexible term time calculations and multiple employments, to help speed up implementation.

With the College's ambitious implementation schedule, MHR's Education Business Pack will help the HR and payroll teams to hit the ground running. This will allow us to benefit from considerable cost savings and reduce the associated risks surrounding payroll.”

- Farnborough College of Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand your industry specific requirements.

Why not read our FAQs to see if we provide a solution to your problems.

Why not ask us a question?

Can you use iTrent to receive job applications from anywhere in the world?

Yes, iTrent has an outward facing web page, allowing applicants from all over the world to apply for your roles.

With iTrent, can we manage multiple pay scales, such as hourly paid or term-time only lecturers?

Yes, our solution has the ability to pay every worker as needed, based on their different ways of working.

Are we able to integrate our own education branding, to create a recruitment style portal?

Yes, iTrent enables each organisation to tailor their recruitment portal to represent their company, making it more recognisable for people using the system for the first time.

Does iTrent have the functionality to conduct pre-vetting checks?

Within iTrent you have the ability to create screening questions in advance to ensure that candidates meets your working requirements. iTrent can also record any checks conducted such as Disclosure and Barring (DBS checks, formally CRB).

Are we able to monitor and set appropriate training for our employees?

iTrent allows you to deliver structured and targeted training based on matching role requirements with specific people profiles. 

Does iTrent recognise the complicated and bespoke pension schemes in place within this industry?

Yes, iTrent supports a variety of different pension schemes including LGPS, TPS and USS.

Contact Us

If you're wanting our industry specific HR and payroll solutions, and you would like more information on our iTrent modules, talk to our Education expert!

You can talk to a member of the team directly by calling 0115 945 7150 or just complete the form and we will be in touch.

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