We only work with schools so understand education payroll and pensions inside-out

When Dataplan Education was created in 2007 as specialist division of our main payroll service it was testament to our investment in becoming the leading school payroll provider.

This investment has allowed us to develop experience and knowledge of the education specific aspects of school payrolls and pensions and be at the forefront of developments in the sector.

We understand the often-complex rules, regulations and reporting requirements of Local Authorities and education pension schemes and have the experience to manage all your payroll and pension reporting, making sure it is compliant and accurate.

I would just like to pass on my thanks to the team who manage our account. The service that I receive is second to none and I feel the need to make sure our thanks are heard. Since moving to yourselves last year, my role completing the monthly payroll has become a dream. You understand our needs and provided perfect resolutions. You have also corrected issues that our previous payroll provider failed to recognise. Thanks also to the Pension Team who sort all my pension issues effortlessly. Many thanks for a seamless operation. Gorsefield Primary

Working with Academies and MATs

Academies and Multi Academy Trusts are the future of our education system and provide specific challenges, and opportunities, for payroll processing, pension administration and HR services.

We work with both single Academies, many of which we have supported through their transition from LA school to academy status, and MAT’s. Increasingly MAT’s are including both secondary and primary schools and we work with many such organisations.


Innovation in our pension service

The world of pensions is full of regulatory do’s and don’ts, with education pensions having specific ‘quirks’ all of their own. Most organisations and even payroll providers, don’t have the staff with the in-depth technical knowledge to keep up to date and fully compliant or justify the expense of developing advanced automated processes and associated technology.

Dataplan Education’s Pension Innovation Team is tasked with delivering such innovation in the area of teachers’ pensions and are working with our payroll teams and in-house IT developers to specify, build and implement efficiencies. They are also working with the Teachers’ Pension as part of their research into the implementation of new processes.