Melanie Wheeler

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Head of Academy HR

Melanie has worked in the education sector in HR for over 15 years and has both Public Sector and Academy experience. Her strengths lie in employee relations, terms and conditions, TUPE and managing re-organisation processes. She has also worked in a school setting and understands the environment well, this experience benefits her in her work with principals’ and leadership in relation to HR matters.

Melanie works closely with staff unions and business partners on the development of effective policy that supports the employment and management of staff in OAT academies, and has recently led a major project to move academies to a single HR provider bringing a level of consistency of approach across the network.