Education Services

Education Services

We provide an extensive range of services to support teaching and learning. Our team aims to promote the highest standards of pupil attainment through teaching, learning, leadership and management.

Our portfolio of tailored education support services range from leadership training and professional development for teachers and staff in schools, to music tuition; from careers advice to support for early years and special education needs; from outdoor education centres to HR and financial services for schools.

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  1. QLS: Learning Services
    Our learning services team provide comprehensive training programmes for school improvement services, promoting and supporting life long learning. This year, 93% of our customers rated our training as good or outstanding.
    www.qls.org.uk
  2. School improvement services
    Entrust provides school improvement solutions for teaching and learning in every subject from Art to English, from modern languages to Science, covering Early Years through to post-16. We offer extensive leadership and management support and our Ofsted accredited consultants and associates provide pre and post Ofsted support to ensure the best possible outcomes for learners.
    www.qls.org.uk
  3. Early years
    The Early Years Team provides an innovative, inspirational service creating brighter futures by promoting high quality practice and provision through training and consultancy.
    http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/childcare/homepage.aspx
  4. Special education needs support services (SENNS)
    Our SENNS team provide direct support to SEN coordinators, senior leadership teams, governors and parents, with specialist teachers providing a range of support to help meet the needs of all pupils.
    http://education.staffordshire.gov.uk/PupilSupport/SEN/
  5. Behaviour, inclusion and wellbeing
    We offer bespoke advice, training and intervention to schools for behaviour management in the classroom, restorative schools, peer mediation training plus individual casework. The service also provides support and advice around prevention of exclusion from school  including statutory advice and guidance.
    http://education.staffordshire.gov.uk/PupilSupport/SEN/SENSS/behaviour/
  6. Outdoor education
    Improving education and skills through the discovery and adventure in the outdoors. Our outdoor education teams run fun activities and memorable courses throughout the year at our four dedicated centres.
    www.staffordshire.gov.uk/outdoored
  7. Performing arts
    Performing Arts offers schools the highest quality instrumental, vocal and dance teaching and learning services, transforming children’s and young people’s lives. Our flexible and experienced staff engage and inspire all children and young people to maximise their potential in all their learning.
    http://www.spainteractivemusic.co.uk/site/
  8. Swimming services
    Our schools swimming service supports pupils in learning how to swim through an efficient, flexible and cost effective programme.
    http://education.staffordshire.gov.uk/Curriculum/Subjectareas/PhysicalEducation/swimming/
  9. Governor services
    We offer a choice of services to support Governors in their voluntary role. These range from provision of advice and support through to clerking.
    http://www.education.staffordshire.gov.uk/governors
  10. Careers and Participation Services
    Careers and Participation Services deliver professional, expert, impartial Careers guidance to enable, empower and inspire young people to reach their full potential and to make the right education, employment and training choices.  Empowering young people to feel confident to manage their transitions over time and the ability to make well informed choices for their future.
    http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/youth/homepage.aspx
  11. Work based learning
    Our work based learning team deliver accredited training and apprenticeship frameworks for the recruitment, employment and training of apprentices. Our service was highly commended in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2010, 2011, 2012 and National Apprenticeship Service Top 100 Employer in 2011 and 2012, 
    http://www.staffordshireapprentices.org.uk

  12. HR Services
    Our HR advisory service has been operating since 2004 and has developed year on year to ensure it is the best placed HR provision for schools and academies. It provides a high quality professional, cost effective service for advice, guidance and support on HR strategy, employment law implications, casework [e.g. discipline; grievance; absence management; staffing reviews, etc] and policy development to head teachers and governing bodies.
    HR Services
  13. Finance Services
    We provide a comprehensive financial support service to schools and academies, giving you control of your budget. Our team offer a flexible, accountant led service for all schools phases, federations, trusts and academies. All our staff are familiar with the workings of a school and the peculiarities of their funding.
    Finance Services