Education Access Service

Our team of experts offers support when working with students who have behavioural, emotional or school attendance difficulties. We'll work with your school to raise standards and help each child and young person to receive a rounded full-time education.

It's our belief that when children and young people are in school they should be safe and able to fulfil their potential, and our team will work with you to ensure that this becomes a reality.

Our professional and experienced team will be able to provide you with a full range of inclusion and education welfare support, and is able to work with your school to address particularly complex issues or model strategies if required.

Core features of our service include:

  • Development and implementation of strategies to address targeted areas of underperformance in attendance
  • Support for Ofsted inspections
  • Casework with individual children and families to support inclusion and reintegration
Find out more about our Education Access Service

Education Improvement Service

We understand that effective continuing professional development (CPD) is at the heart of school improvement. Our experienced team of advisers has a successful record in delivering high quality CPD and school improvement support across all phases of education, in particular through centre-based courses and network meetings.

Centre-based and school-based training and development opportunities are provided for all curriculum subjects, as well as leadership and management, teaching and learning, assessment, early years, special educational needs, behaviour and safeguarding.

Find out more about our Education Improvement Service

Education Psychology Service

Our experienced team of registered practitioner psychologists assess children and young people and then create a package of support for each case to promote learning and development.

We'll help staff develop strategies for dealing with difficult children and young people to help them work more effectively. We're also able to advise on strategies and interventions to assist schools with education, health and care plan (EHCP) applications.

Our expertise in the psychology of learning and child development has enabled us to continually improve our service offer, and implement a wide range of therapeutic interventions that support children and young people at tiers 1 – 2.

Core features of our service include:

  • Access to advice and interventions to support learning, behaviour and mental health
  • Advice and intervention prior to the request for an EHCP or Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) referral
  • Therapeutic intervention to assist children with social emotional and mental health difficulties
Find out more about our Education Psychology Service

Education Technology Services

Our education technology team offers support for staff to develop hardware and software solutions to underpin the effective use of ICT in your organisation. With over two decades of experience, coupled with crucial industry and teaching experience, our team of professionals is able to deliver a high quality and trustworthy service.

We work extensively with schools, further education (FE) colleges and higher education (HE) institutions, providing a proactive and customer focused service to each organisation we work with.

Core features of our service include:

  • A collaborative consultancy approach which works with your key stakeholders to design and implement a successful and cost effective ICT and e-learning strategy  
  • A fully managed and hosted ICT solution for your school, covering the procurement and ongoing support of all hardware and software  
  • The hosting and support of a customised web-based learning environment.
Find out more about our Education Technology Services

Governor Services

We recognise the crucial role school governors have to ensure constant improvement in our schools, and how important it is that they have the right tools, training and support they need to carry out their work.

Our team has over 30 years’ experience in providing cost effective, high quality services to those working as school governors, and we aim to work with governors to provide the best support and resources to help them effectively fulfil their roles and responsibilities.

Find out more about our Governor Services

Health and safety support services

Our highly experienced team understand that the health and safety of pupils, teachers and visitors to your school is paramount. We'll provide you with a personal, proactive service that will support the smooth running of your school, and provide you with timely and professional advice on all aspects of health and safety legislation. 

Our team can provide you with a wide range of tailored support packages that take the worry out of health and safety, including:

  • Access to professional telephone advice and guidance on health and safety queries
  • Model policies and guidance
  • Compliance monitoring for your school

HR Advice and Development

Our dedicated education team provides comprehensive advice and support that will underpin effective human resource (HR) management in your organisation. You'll have specific case workers for your school or academy, who will be able to tailor a package of support to meet your specific needs.

Comprised of skilled HR professionals, our team has an in-depth knowledge of employment law and terms and conditions as they apply to schools, academies and further education colleges.

Our goal is to build the capacity and capability of your workforce to meet the ever-changing challenges within education. We'll ensure that you have strong procedures and policies in place, and give you the confidence that comes as a result of taking advice from a skilled and experienced team of education HR professionals.

Find out more about our HR Advice and Development

Careers information, advice and guidance

Our highly experienced team of careers guidance professionals provides independent, impartial  information, advice and guidance to young people to help them make realistic, informed and aspirational decisions about their future.

With our support we can enable your school to meet your statutory duty to secure independent and impartial career guidance for students from year 8 to year 13.

You can be assured that we'll inspire and empower young people to reach their full potential.

Key features of our service include:

  • Face to face guidance, small group interviews, group work
  • A range of targeted support programmes for disengaged students
  • SEN transition planning for post 16 education, training and employment

Occupational Health

We're dedicated to maintaining the health and wellbeing of all the employees we work with, and can work with you to make your school a healthy and safe working environment.

By providing professional, impartial occupational health advice and taking all legislative requirements into account, we'll contribute to the smooth running of your school, reduce disruption and help to keep your employees healthy.

Core features of our service include:

  • Post-offer health assessments
  • Support with employee sickness absences and fit-to-work assessments
  • Access to confidential counselling support
  • Work-related immunisations and vaccinations
  • Ill-health retirement assessments

Property Services Group (PSG)

We're a dedicated, experienced, locally based team of professionals with vast experience and knowledge of working with schools. We pride ourselves in creating, managing and maintaining inspirational, safe and modern learning environments. 

We're able to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ service, from inception to completion, of both new build and refurbishment projects, as well as planned and reactive maintenance for all aspects of your schools portfolio. By using the latest technologies and continually investing in our staff, we're able to provide our customers with a high quality and trusted service.

Core features of our service include:

  • A dedicated building, electrical and mechanical surveyor
  • Planned and reactive maintenance for your school
  • Provision of emergency out of hours service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Find out more about our Property Services Group (PSG)

Recruitment, Payroll and Contracts

We provide schools with an efficient, reliable and confidential service. Having successfully achieved the coveted Payroll Quality Partnership (PQP) accreditation, our team of employment professionals is able to deliver a high quality and trustworthy service.

We work extensively with schools, meaning that we're able to offer a professional, proactive and customer focused service to each school. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and providing an accurate method of processing all of your payroll and recruitment requirements.

Core features of our service include:

  • End to end recruitment, payroll and contracts service
  • On-time and accurate payments to staff
  • Payments processed in accordance with statutory and contractual regulations
Find out more about our Recruitment, Payroll and Contracts

School Library Service

The School Library Service can help to make your library a vibrant, inspirational and enjoyable place, where children and young people become independent learners and readers.

We provide our customers with a comprehensive resource and advisory service, across all phases of education. By working in partnership with you, we're able to ensure that your school has the resources it needs to meet the demands of the curriculum.

With a stock of more than 250,000 books, as well as access to state-of-the-art online e-resources, we're able to provide you with a cost effective, responsive and flexible service.

Core features of our service include:

  • Door to door delivery and collection service
  • Professional advice and support
  • Access to online e-resources and artefacts service
Find out more about our School Library Service

Shire Services

Our award-winning catering and cleaning service provides schools with great tasting food and a safe place to eat and learn, supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people. We're committed to working in partnership with our customers, and to delivering a service that meets your needs.

We provide services to over 200 different schools and colleges in Shropshire and its surrounding areas, including Walsall, Wolverhampton, Telford, Cheshire and north Wales.

We're an industry leader in promoting healthy eating and sustainable food sources, and we work closely with our communities to source local, fresh and quality-assured ingredients and products.

Core features of our service include:

  • Fresh, healthy, great tasting food prepared on site
  • High quality and cost effective cleaning service
  • Health and safety and food safety training
  • Catering and cleaning consultancy packages, working with clients to review current service provision
Find out more about our Shire Services

Shropshire Music Service

Our highly skilled team provides instrumental, vocal and curriculum support for schools and colleges, tailored to your needs.

We aim to provide, develop and support the highest quality of music education, and to give young people performing opportunities in schools and the community.

Core features of our service include:

  • Specialist music teaching
  • Whole class instrumental tuition on a range of instruments
  • Instrumental and voice lessons
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