Services for Academies September 2013 - August 2014
Contents The Entrust Philosophy Education Services
• Outdoor Education Service • School Improvement Services • School Improvement Services (Governors) • Early Years • Special Needs & Inclusion Service • School Improvement Services (STEM) • Music & Performing Arts • Careers & Participation Services • Careers & Participation Business Links • Worked Based Learning • School Finance • chool Human Resource
Learning Technology • • • • • • •
Learning Technologies ICT Curriculum Services Technical Support Services Hardware Services Audio Visual Services MIS Services Learning Platform Services
• Catering Primary, Secondary & Special School Services • Cleaning Services • Ground Services
Property Services • • • •
Development Officer Services Building Management Services Building Design Maintenance Consultancy Services
Compliance & Legislation Services • • • • • • •
Legal Services Information Governance Health & Safety Occupational Health Shared Service Centre Insurance
Contacts for each Service How to find us
Joined up services for your academy I am pleased to set out our comprehensive range of services for Academies and schools, available from September 2013. Entrust is a totally new concept in delivering support to Academies and schools across the UK. Our business is focussed on providing support services delivered by educational professionals, freeing up your time to focus on the priorities. From a single source we offer access a whole range of skills and services – everything from school improvement services to learning technologies and outdoor education, early year’s services to property services and grounds maintenance. All from one highly experienced provider. Everything we do is focussed on improving outcomes, with the following principles at our heart: • Creativity We’re in touch with the best new ideas and solutions to help improve education and skills. • Collaboration Our business is a partnership and that spirit motivates everything we do together with our customers. • Flexibility Some of our clients want single services from us and some want an end-to-end managed service; we are flexible and can meet all these needs. • Integrity We can be trusted to provide the very best advice and solutions. • Excellence Everything we do is high quality and gives our clients a first class service. • Leadership Education and skills providers can look to us for help, guidance and advice. Whether you choose to use our services individually or as part of a package, you have the reassurance of working with a business with expertise and experience, that is focussed on working with you to improve education and skills. If you would like to discuss how we can help you and your Academy further, please refer to the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Vincent Chief Executive
Education Services Outdoor Education Service Service Description
Benefits of our Services
Entrust Outdoor Education Services is aimed at improving education and skills through exciting, challenging and enjoyable discovery and adventure activities at our four centres in the great outdoors.
RThe key benefits of our Outdoor Education Services are:
We have over fifty years experience of providing the best that outdoor education has to offer, in a safe, fun and adventurous environment that provides both educational and social benefits that last a lifetime. Our four well resourced outdoor education centres have excellent facilities and fantastic activities for all age groups. All our centres have outstanding staff that are highly experienced, qualified and enthusiastic, providing a truly memorable learning experience. We provide a wide range of courses and learning experiences designed to suit a variety of needs. These include multiactivity Discovery & Adventure Courses, Adventure Development Days, GCSE Courses, Exam Booster Weekends, Family Learning Courses, Skills and Awards Courses and Language and Cultural Stays. We are also able to provide advice, guidance, training and support to schools on all aspects of learning outside of the classroom.
• Appreciating the contributions made by yourself and others and understanding and feeling part of the world around you. • Enhancements in confidence and selfesteem whilst developing heightened awareness and improved social skills. • Participating and achieving with a positive attitude in fun activities that help you stay fit and give lifelong value • Ability to use initiative, persevering and taking responsibility for the commitments you make. • Acquiring and developing key skills; communicating better, solving problems, learning to lead and being part of a team. • Increasing motivation and appetite for learning which in turn contributes to raised levels of attainment in other aspects of education. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Education Services School Improvement Services Service Description Our school improvement services can support every area from leadership and management, outstanding pedagogy and curriculum development to specialist SEN and early years support. What differentiates Entrust’s services is that they are all tailored to an individual educational setting by education experts. Our leadership and management offer is led by associate consultants who have held several successful headships in good and outstanding schools. They are credible professionals and have strong track records of improvement as well as working with others in the capacity of School Improvement Partner, National Leader of Education, or Local leader of Education. We also deploy specialist consultants with skills such as Ofsted accreditation and governing body improvement. Our leadership and management programmes include support for headteacher recruitment, new headteacher induction and development, and headteacher performance management. At middle leader level we offer a unique ‘middle leader improvement partner’ programme as well as training and coaching for capacity building. Entrust has a team of curriculum specialists, representing every national curriculum subject and theme. Our
consultants strive to be the ‘best in their fields’ and work with teachers and leaders to pass on this expertise through team teaching, outstanding professional development through training and coaching, and by supporting subject knowledge through online media. Their close links with national subject associations mean they are at the forefront of national and local curriculum policy changes. The team can redesign your Academy’s curriculum to your needs so that teachers spend their valuable time in the classroom instead of doing paperwork. Teaching and learning is at the heart of any school or Academy and we can support bespoke school based training as well as coaching and mentoring for settings in Ofsted categories for those who are outstanding. We have programmes for provision for the more able, as well as offering ‘booster camps’ for KS4 students, as well as more fundamental support for teachers in questioning skills, adaptive teaching, and behaviour for learning. Entrust can ensure your NQTs get the best start in the career through our Appropriate Body service. We have over ten years’ of expertise in this role, and oversee more than 400 NQTs annually. We have an Apple Regional Training Centre in our Stafford base and can offer
Apple training regardless of location.
Benefits of our Services • Quality assured professionals working to consistent standards • Easy brokerage to other professionals where different support may be necessary • The ability to meet your needs with short notice • A track record of delivery of improvement • Designed to build capacity not to encourage reliance. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Education Services School Improvement Services (Govenors) Service Description
Benefits of our Services
Entrust Governors School Improvement Services provides information and advice for Governors meetings and activities. These include a recommended agenda and related information pack for each term and briefings on the content for Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Governors. Other advice and guidance is available to governors as part of this service via a telephone and email helpline and website.
The Key benefits of our Governors School Improvement Services are:
We also provide support for your Clerk by providing a Clerk’s Support Package for academies or schools that employ their own clerks. The Information Service is included as part of this option. It includes access to a range of guidance, support and CPD opportunities for your Clerk. If required we are able to provide Clerking Agency which supplies a professional clerk service carried out by qualified clerks. The service will be tailored to meet your requirements, offering clerking for the full range of meetings. Academies or Schools opting for this service also enjoy the benefits of our Information Service. In addition, we are also able to provide Governor Training and Development offered through a suite of training courses. As well as providing CPD for Chair of Governors and Vice-Chair Governors as part of our Information Service.
• The core training and development programme is kept under review and course materials updated to meet changes in legislation and other requirements. • Our clerks are trained professionals that are kept fully abreast of changes to governance arrangements and the role of governors and the governing body. • We offer everything your own clerk needs to undertake the role including regular CPD. • Our recommended agenda, associated information and briefings have been developed to support the efficient conduct of business and to ensure that all governors are well informed and feel confident in their role. A range of professionals contribute to the content, all of whom are committed to supporting governors in their role. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Education Services Early Years Services Service Description The team of Early Years Consultants are highly skilled professionals with a wide range of expertise in all aspects of Early Years Foundation Stage education, business planning, marketing and sustainability for early years settings. Through consultancy and training this dynamic team of professionals use a wide range of techniques including observations, coaching, interactive and creative tailored support to empower, encourage and develop childcare in both the maintained and private sector. Our bespoke training and consultancy enables you to target and support specific areas tailored to your individual needs.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Music & Performing Arts Services are: • We can provide a comprehensive training programme to focus you on keep up to date with national/ government changes. • We support you in focusing on exceeding Ofsted requirements. • Help you develop and maintain high quality provision at your school or academy. • Help you comply with the welfare and statutory requirements. • Support you to meet the challenges
of a changing childcare market and deliver positive outcomes for children and families If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Education Services Special Needs & Inclusion Service Service Description This service is a team of highly specialised and experienced staff who provide support in all schools and early years settings to ensure high quality SEN and Inclusion support. This includes learning/ behaviour assessment and casework with individuals plus an extensive menu of training and bespoke packages for schools. Specialist Dyslexia advice is also available via county dyslexia centres and the Dyslexia Friendly process which has national status and is recognised by the British Dyslexia Institute. Legal advice regarding the Exclusion Process and Alternative Education Pathways for young people is also provided via training and collaborative working with schools. SENIS has an experienced team of staff that will provide advice, guidance and support to schools for newly arrived young people via training and exhibitions around equality and diversity. Linguistic and Cultural Mediators provide support which includes 12 languages. We can provide specialist advice and training for schools such as:-Sexual relationships education, alcohol misuse, substance misuse and bullying via imaginative and quality training and workshops. The service has a responsibility for those young people whose families elect to Home Educate and works closely with these families who choose to access the support.
All our staff are able to support schools regarding OFSTED requirements and have a proven record of excellence in this area.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Special Needs & Inclusive Services are: • SENSIS is a one stop shop for all SEN and Inclusion services from Learning Support to advice regarding newly arrived young people • The team are highly specialised teachers and non teachers ranging from expertise in Dyslexia/Dyscalculia to 12 languages (translators) from the Minority Ethnic Achievement Service. • As well as a range of training opportunities. SENSIS provide bespoke packages of support/ workshops for staff and individual young people from all areas of the service. • A specialised team of teachers can provide support/workshops/ conferences relating to all PHSE requirements. • There are for example SENCO, Pupil Premium networks which provide support for staff that is continuous and regularly up dated with new material re. legislation and relevant issues providing a forum for discussion and networking opportunities.
Education Services School Improvement Services (Science Technology Engineering Maths) Service Description
Benefits of our Services
Entrust STEM has an excellent reputation for developing and delivering curriculum focussed activities over many years. Our support materials and ‘buy in’ activities complement national and regional programmes in schools and colleges. These activities are practical and aim to enhance and enrich the science, technology, engineering and maths curriculum of learners from 4 to 19 years old. We work closely with industry and other partners to keep our activities relevant and provide progression through the education stages that lead into the world of work. There is the opportunity for these activities to be tailored to the needs of particular establishments.
The key benefits of our STEM Services are: • All of our advice & delivery staff are fully qualified & experienced teachers who regularly work in schools delivering activities to pupils within 5-19 age groups. • We are education & training consultants to a number of outside organisations including SSAT (lead practitioner),RSLC Keele, Staffordshire University, Ofqual JCB, Medilink West Midlands & Telford Manufacturing Partnership as well as schools. • We are the regional managers for the British Science Associations CREST awards at all levels & can help schools launch & moderate projects • We organise and run Health & Safety training sessions accredited by the Design and Technology Association (DATA) • We help to run termly STEM subject meetings for schools • We can lead teachers CPD meetings/ workshop sessions which can be developed to meet the needs of schools and teachers, technicians & classroom assistants. • We have close links to a number of local businesses including: JCB, Cooperative Financial Services, Perkins Engines, GKN, Johnson tiles,
We also manage the STEM Ambassador programme of volunteers from industry in our area. Ambassadors support activities bringing expert knowledge from specialist areas as well as up to date career opportunity information. Each ambassador has a DBS/CRB disclosure and undergoes induction training that includes safe guarding/ child protection. We are able to provide guidance and support concerning STEM curriculum subjects, Gifted & Talented activities, extra-curricular STEM clubs and alternative curriculum days.
RAF, Stafford Garrison, GE Energy, ABB, Alstom Power & Grid, Goodwin Castings & International. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the â€œContacts for each Serviceâ€? section of this brochure.
Education Services Music & Performing Arts Service Description Entrust Music and Performing Arts Services is a music and dance service for schools, academies and their communities. Our mission is to promote, provide and support the highest quality opportunities in music and the performing arts. We are also the lead partner of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Music Education Partnership, working together with academies, and professional music and arts organisations to support whole academy improvement by raising pupils’ self-esteem, motivation, aspirations and achievement in and through music and the performing arts. We provide weekly music and dance teaching services to academies, and organise Performing Arts Centres and Regional Ensembles which meet during evenings and weekends. We have organised major concerts and events in venues such as Victoria Hall, Hanley, Lichfield Cathedral, Burton Town Hall, St Leonard’s Stafford and Symphony Hall, and in Birmingham.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Music & Performing Arts Services are: • We provide academies with the highest professional quality and good
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value for money. Our flexible, well qualified and experienced teachers engage and inspire children and young people to maximise their potential in their learning. Our work develops young people’s confidence, self esteem, concentration and creativity through a unique and inclusive curriculum, online resources and performance opportunities in and out of academies. We have a rigorous staff recruitment process, including enhanced CRB and medical checks. We provide annual reports for parents of all pupils. Our teachers support external examinations (e.g. GCSE, AS & A levels, Diplomas). We provide sickness cover where possible. We manage the performance of all staff. We manage the performance of all staff. Our costs are inclusive of preparation, planning, delivery, assessment/ reporting, and travel.
If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Education Services Careers & Participation Services Service Description Entrust Careers and Participation Services provide expert, independent and impartial careers education and guidance to inspire and empower young people to reach their full potential and make the right decisions about their futures. In a rapidly changing environment and competitive world, young people need to learn how to manage their careers and take charge of their learning. Providing young people with information is simply not enough. Careers guidance is not solely about matching an individual to a particular job role for life, but ensuring young people are able to recognise, develop and apply their skills. Our Careers Advisers will develop your student’s awareness of the extent and diversity of opportunities available to them in learning and work and will provide them with the guidance they need to make well informed decisions. Careers Guidance is key to smoothing the transition from statutory education into further learning and work. Personal development and socialisation can be adversely affected when young people enter temporary work or are out of work for long periods.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Careers & Participation Services are:
• Pupils with increased confidence, motivation and independence. • Pupils with improved skills to help make well informed decisions. • Development of work skills and work attitudes. • The ability to use their personal experiences of the world and society to extend their learning and understanding of careers. • Developed personal financial awareness. • The school being able to meet the requirements of Ofsted to provide and promote access to independent Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG). • Raising participation in sustainable learning for your Year 11 leavers. • Building links with the local business community to enhance your offer of work experience and work related learning. • Developing your careers strategy and improving careers awareness amongst your staff, students, parents and carers and governors. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Education Services Careers and Participation Business Links Service Description Bring learning into the wider world Learning in the context of a genuine working environment or with the help of inspiring employers can have real impact on aspiration and achievement. We can support you to make this happen effectively and efficiently. We can offer a bespoke package of support including • A work experience live database of employers assessed for work experience placements • Support and advice on employability skills and national policy changes • Training on work experience and child protection • Work Experience employer health and safety visits • Visiting and supporting young people on placement • Work experience resources for students, employers and parents • Practical sessions on Health and Safety /briefing and debriefing • Interview events, involving master class, job adverts and mock interviews involving employers • Challenge days – activity based days to develop enterprise and employability skills • Support with career and work related learning curriculum development
• Support with Education Business Links and Employer Engagement. Our support would be tailored to your Academy aims and we prefer to work in partnership to develop the capacity and skills of your staff. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Education Services Work Based Learning Service Description
Benefits of our Services
Entrust Careers and Participation Services (Work Based Learning) are a leading provider for School Support Staff qualifications. We able to offer a wide range of School Support Staff accredited or bespoke training ranging from a choice of over 300 Qualification Credit Framework units, Awards, Certificates and Diplomas and Higher Level Teaching Assistant status.
The key benefits of our Work Based Learning Services are:
We provide an advice and guidance service supporting schools to identify appropriate workforce development for all support staff and plan an appropriate delivery model. The Work Based Learning team’s trainers and assessors are all experienced qualified adult tutors and NVQ assessors who have worked in a range of sectors and organisations including schools. The team provide Information Advice and Guidance to employers, parents, young people and anyone who is starting out on a career pathway or looking to progress with their careers. We manage and deliver the County Council, Entrust and School Apprenticeship schemes; training over 450 apprentices in the past four years. 93% of our apprentices have achieved and either gained permanent employment or progressed to a higher apprenticeship or Higher Education.
• We offer a consultancy service to design bespoke training packages that meet the needs of schools and individuals • We provide schools and employees with value for money high quality training. The Work Based Learning team have over 15 years’ experience of delivering support staff training and apprenticeships. • We are an Ofsted inspected training provider; in our last inspection in November 2012 we were graded as ‘Good with Outstanding Features’ • We offer a wide range of apprenticeships and other qualifications for all school support staff roles. • We have high retention and achievement rates for all candidates • We can offer functional skills in Maths, English and ICT for any teaching assistants who are progressing to HLTA. We deliver the three day HLTA preparing for assessment training. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Education Services School Finance Service Description The Entrust School Finance Services is able to support schools and academies with either their greater accountability to the DfE or reduced operating budgets. Consequently this puts pressure on particular school finance activities such as externally audited, accounts, VAT returns, cashflow management and internal financial reporting. We are able to provide much more than cost effective, but equally as qualified and professional solution, which complements your existing staff. We can support by offering many different accounting systems or you can take advantage of a managed service option which hosts your financial data for you. You will receive the professional support you need from qualified staff who have been working with schools for many years. Our typical standard service includes 11 full day visits from a dedicated support officer and 6 full day visits from a qualified accountant. It is also flexible and can be tailored to fit your needs, including that of a group of academies who could benefit from efficiency savings.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Schools finance Services are:
• Production of monthly financial reports for school leaders and governors. • Preparation of VAT and other returns. • Support for academy staff with the finance system. • Preparation of statutory returns to the EFA. • Support for cashflow management including dealing with grants received from the EFA and monthly bank reconciliation. • Support to ensure the integrity of the financial information. • Transactional support including payment of suppliers. • Reconciliation of your bank and imprest accounts. • Support with year-end accounts and preparing information for your auditors If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Education Services Schools Human Resources Service Description The Entrust Schools Human Resources Service 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) and policy development to head teachers and governing bodies. Changes to national or local pay and conditions of employment for teachers and for support staff, as well as the employee/employer relationship in academies and the complex interface with trade unions and professional associations all impact significantly on employee relations. This increases the need for professional HR advice and guidance on formal procedures and trade union engagement to ensure that decision making is sound. For those academies subscribing to the HR Service, could benefit from a range of strategic services available to your school or academy leadership team and governing body.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Schools Human Resource Services are: • Development of best practice market leading HR policies. • Access to a helpline facility.
• Advice on all terms and conditions of employment, specifically the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, the support staff scheme of conditions of service, and local agreements and grading provisions. • Advice and support during procedures which may lead to the dismissal of a member of staff on grounds of competence, capability, conduct or redundancy, including attendance in support of the Head Teacher/ Academy Management Team at first committee and appeal hearing stages. • Provision of a Job Evaluation process, including the grading of support staff roles and engagement as required with trade unions. This mechanism ensures academy pay and grading remains equality-proof. • Advice and support for the management of staff grievances and access to a confidential in-house Mediation service. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Learning Technology Services
Learning Technology Services Learning Technologies Service Description Learning Technologies prides itself in providing high quality, cost effective ICT and Audio Visual (AV) solutions which integrate and utilise technology to its full potential. As a customer focussed unit, we aim to provide you with the best tailored service at great value for money. As well as advising on your equipment and purchasing, we can also install it and make sure it runs smoothly. By offering ongoing support and training we can ensure your systems are useful and sustainable for as long as possible. Our development team is continuously researching new technology and looking at how it could be best applied in an educational setting, current new products include managing personal mobile devices whether they are school purchased, provided by our Parental Purchase Scheme or students’ own devices. By choosing any combination of the services described on the following pages you will get – • Access to our Service Desk to help with your support issues or queries open from 8.00 am every weekday • Dedicated Business Development officer who will ensure our services meet your expectations
• Comprehensive free consultancy to help you with your school development plan • Project co-ordination service to help you manage your important ICT development projects
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Learning Technology Services are: • Access to essential support when you need it • Dedicated Account Manager • Professional consultancy and advice • Accredited expert technical staff • Free places at our twice yearly ICT seminars If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Learning Technology Services ICT Curriculum Services Service Description Learning Technologies provides a range of support services for Academies’ Curriculum Systems covering support for your own technical staff in managing your network, regular onsite technical help or a fully managed service. Take out a managed service contract and it is our responsibility to ensure your system is reliable, available and fully functional to help you achieve the best teaching and learning outcomes. We can support any Windows based network with our Microsoft accredited engineers but also specialise in RM systems and Apple technologies. Our Standard Support Service provides • Unlimited telephone support • Remote diagnostic and support • Unlimited onsite technical support visits • Access to online support • Access to system security patches and service packs Our Network Managed Service gives you • Management of network the responsibility of LT • Dedicated experienced engineer onsite for at least one day a week • Network pro-actively monitored and managed remotely
• All security patches and service packs applied in a timely manner • Joint working with you to ensure the network is developed to meet your needs
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Curriculum Services are: • Remote access to your systems enables rapid response, many of your queries solved while you are on the phone • Access to experts to complement your own technical staff • Network Managed Service provides highly reliable and functional systems without the cost of employing your own ICT specialists If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Learning Technology Services Technical Support Services Service Description
Benefits of our Services
Learning Technologies offers an efficient and cost effective Technician Support Service for the onsite support and maintenance of your network.
The key benefits of our Technical Support Services are:
This service is normally taken alongside the Curriculum Services Standard support option to give you the benefit of both onsite and remote support. All Technicians are experienced, qualified professionals working as a large team providing good working practices and flexible support. Our Technician Support Service provides • Dedicated qualified technician onsite on a regular agreed basis • Routine server and system maintenance including backup monitoring • Support in ICT lessons • Installation of software and build packages • Security and system updates • Administration and Curriculum server support • Asset management of equipment • Proactive work undertaken to minimise problems • Discounted Installation costs
• Personally assigned Technician to deliver consistency • Professionally accredited staff • Secure Data Backups • Security updates applied • Wealth of knowledge and resources reducing time spent problem solving • Removes the burden of supporting your ICT systems If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Learning Technology Services Hardware Services Service Description
Benefits of our Services
Learning Technologies offers an efficient and cost effective Hardware Support Service for the dedicated repair and support of all your ICT equipment.
The key benefits of our Hardware Services are:
All engineers are experienced, qualified professionals comprising of field and workshop staff. They are supported by a central store containing a comprehensive stock of spares and loan equipment. The features of our Hardware Service are • Covers file servers up to 4 years old, including central backup servers, UPS’s, proxy and cache servers • Desktop PCs covered for 5 years • 4 year cover on printers, monitors, scanners, OMRs and other peripherals • 4 year cover on laptops • Full disaster recovery service for file servers and other critical equipment • Critical equipment response within 1 working day • Best endeavour repairs on older equipment subject to parts availability • Workshop repairs are fully PAT tested before return • Variety of loan equipment • No limit on number of call-outs • No cost for callouts or fault diagnosis
• Peace of mind that your critical equipment will be fully restored to service as quickly as possible • Maximises the use of your ICT equipment by ensuring speedy and professional repairs and upgrades • Personally assigned engineer to deliver consistency • Equipment always repaired where cost effective spares are available • Professionally accredited engineers If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Learning Technology Services Audio Visual Services Service Description Learning Technologies offers a wide range of Audio Visual Services including a repair service, preventative maintenance visits and software development to ensure your Audio Visual Systems are reliable, robust and always in good working order with minimum downtime and contingency for if something should go wrong. For Interactive Whiteboards & Multimedia Projectors • Full support for Interactive Whiteboards and Multimedia Projectors • Regular technician visits to carry out routine maintenance and a comprehensive repair service for all associated hardware & software • Dedicated area engineer ensuring minimal downtime • Provision of loan equipment where an on onsite fix is not possible • Software upgrades and internal cleaning of projectors • Whiteboard or projector failure, restored within one working day • Other Audio Visual Systems & Equipment • Qualified electronics service engineers are able to work down to component level to resolve faults. • Full breakdown support for many
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types of AV equipment, including Sound Reinforcement & Public Address Large format displays & Digital Signage Voting systems, Visualisers & classroom audio Special Needs equipment & Induction Loops Interactive tables, DVD players & recorders Digital Cameras, Camcorders & Videoconferencing
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Audio Visual Services are: • One stop shop for all your Audio Visual needs • High quality, dedicated area engineers, accredited by several manufacturers • Rapid response and quick fix, restoring critical service failures within one working day • Preventative maintenance ensures your systems are always in top quality order If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Learning Technology Services MIS Services Service Description Learning Technologies is proud of its experienced MIS team who provide support and guidance to ensure the smooth running of your Academy’s Management Information Systems. Support is provided for the full range of SIMS modules together with support for popular Microsoft products. The team work to ensure the hardware running your MIS systems is of the recommended specification to give you the optimum performance. Our vision is to ensure that you fully utilise the potential of the SIMS software to improve performance and learning outcomes. Our MIS Service provides • Support for all SIMS modules including Assessment, NOVA Timetabling, Exams, Senco, Behaviour Management, Attendance, Lesson Monitor, Partnership Xchange, Personnel, Profiles, Dinner Money, Cover, Options, FMS • SIMS upgrades managed and monitored using SOLUS • Software seminars to raise awareness regarding new developments • Discover graphical analysis • Software support for file server, main PC and approved workstations used for administrative purposes
• Support provided for approved printers and other peripherals used for administrative purposes • Backups monitored to ensure they are working correctly • System health checks performed on a regular basis • Technical support for ‘popular’ Microsoft products • Support for SIMS access from curriculum workstations • Hardware support for administration file server/main PC including priority disaster recovery
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our MIS Services are: • Expert help at hand to assist with all aspects of academy management • Remote access to your systems enables rapid responses • Priority disaster recovery service to get you back up and running if the worst happens • Services and backups regularly monitored to ensure security • SIMS upgrades managed and monitored. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Learning Technology Services Learning Platform Services Service Description LaunchPad365 powered by RM Unify is the ground breaking Learning Platform service from Entrust. This software as a service is a flexible suite of cloud based education tools designed to build upon the technology and benefits of previous Learning Platform solutions. The internet presents limitless learning opportunities but also significant challenges. How do you find the best educational applications, set up and manage user accounts within those applications and provide easier access? LaunchPad365 is your Launch Pad to the Cloud that solves these challenges; allowing access to educational based services and applications through a simple single sign-on process, meaning users only ever have to remember one username and password. • LaunchPad: Anytime, anywhere, any device access to your Cloud applications and services • The App Library: Discover the very best Cloud-based applications and services designed for education from a wealth of suppliers • Management Console: Save hours of administration with automatic account provisioning and management • Microsoft Office 365 for Education: Seamlessly integrated to
LaunchPad365 offering the following features: SharePoint Online: Access to SharePoint 2013 and its functionality Office Web Apps: online browser based versions of the MS Office suite Lync Service: peer to peer video communications, presence and IM
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Learning Platform Services are: • Access to latest technology to enhance teaching and engage learners • Fully supported service from technical and educational experts • Shared experiences for teachers and learners across the country • Encourages children to become actively engaged in their own education • Government IMLS Framework procured leading national product with extensive development programme If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Learning Technology Services
Facilities Services Catering Primary, Secondary & Special Schools Service Description Entrust Catering Services is able to offer a wide range of different catering services available to primary, secondary, and special schools, which we believe these services are able to compliment the education service that you are currently thriving to deliver. We provide a professional management catering service tailored to the needs of both the academy/school and the consumer; whilst ensuring compliance with the relevant statutory requirements. We are able to provide catering expertise & advice, in conjunction with employing, training and managing on-site staff. Some of our additional services include the purchase of stock provisions, working with suppliers to extend and improve the product range available, the collection and banking of income on behalf of the school, arranging repairs and maintenance of catering equipment
Benefits of our Service The key benefits of our Catering Services are: • We endeavour to ensure our catering service is cost effective at all times in liaison with Academies and will operate on a cost plus management fee or fixed cost basis. • We always act with honest and open about costs.
• Continual Product & Service Development – Breakfast, after school clubs, community, function and event catering. • We provide students and their parents/carers with value for money in terms of quantity and quality. • We provide a varied, healthy and attractive choice of food designed to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Our menus are planned to include a wide variety of ingredients, flavours and textures and to accommodate the dietary requirements of vegetarians and a variety of cultural and religious groups. • We promote a healthy diet and lifestyle in support of school-based programmes to help young people make informed choices about the food they eat in support of the Government’s ‘Every Child Matters’ and Health agendas. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Facilities Services Cleaning Services Service Description Entrust Cleaning Services offers a wide range of support services that we believe will provide a perfect compliment and partner to the service that you deliver. Our best value, high quality cleaning services will save you money while ensuring optimum standards of cleanliness throughout your premise, without worry of hiring, and checking or managing cleaning staff. We take care of all that, including running CRB/DBS checks at enhanced level and ensuring that everyone working in your premise has received safeguarding training. We’ll work with you to tailor the right cleaning package for your premise and your needs – from providing a fully managed service to taking on individual specialised tasks. We can handle everything from janitorial services and routine cleaning – to jobs needing expert treatment, such as floor sanding, restitution after building work, restoration and deep cleans. The cleaning provision at your school and academy will be supported fully by the expertise of our Cleaning Services.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Cleaning Services are:
• Receive a custom-tailored cleaning package which allows you to adjust your service levels to meet your budgetary requirements. • Get the flexibility you want with service level agreements being negotiated annually. • All our equipment has been trialled on site to test for endurance, suitability, effectiveness and compliance with appropriate legislative requirements before selection. • Be confident that your cleaning services will be maintained at a consistently high standard through our regular quality visits. • Know that you are in safe handswe have achieved the ROSPA Gold Medal Award for Occupational Health &Safety the last 8 years. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Facilities Services Ground Services Service Description Entrust Grounds Services offers a wide range of support services that we believe will provide a perfect compliment and partner to the service that you deliver. To ensure that we deliver an exceptional service we have a number of guiding principles that underlie our business. These are: • To encourage creativity and constant innovation - we’re in touch with the best new ideas and solutions to help improve education and skills; • encourage working in collaboration our business is a partnership and that spirit motivates everything we do together with our customers; • flexibility - some of our clients want single services from us and some want an end-to-end managed service; we are flexible and we can meet all these needs; • act with integrity - we can be trusted to provide the very best advice and solutions; • thrive for excellence - everything we do is high quality and gives our clients a first-class service; • leadership - education and skills providers look to us for help, guidance and advice on maintaining that external areas of their property.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Catering Grounds Services are: • A tailor made service that is unique to your needs. • Expert advice on all your horticultural queries. • A flexible service that can respond quickly to your needs throughout the year. • Our quality of service will be checked and inspected regularly by your own designated Area Manager. • Confidence that all staff have enhanced CRB/DBS disclosure. • All staff will receive specialist technical training. • Full compliance with all relevant health and safety legislation. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Property Services Development Officer Services Service Description The Development Officer team is passionate about working with schools to achieve inspiring learning environments that support learning and teaching, which is emphasized by their many years of knowledge and experience of delivering both centrally funded and school driven projects. We consider ourselves to be wellpositioned to support education providers with an extensive range of property issues, ranging from maintaining Asset Management Plans to advising on best practice, developing project briefs to advising on procurement and construction of major capital funding projects. In addition, the Development Officer team will be able to advise and support you by carrying out: Asset Management Systems data updates such as Condition, Suitability, Plans, Growth and capacity; Visualisation, space planning, and feasibility studies.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Development Officer Services are: • An understanding of the processes involved in securing Capital investment and how those processes underpin the delivery of that investment.
• Ensuring opportunities to attract funding are maximised. • Construction partners & statutory agencies roles are explained, commissioned & monitored, providing a ‘critical friend’ to customers where necessary • Property maintenance needs, growth and modernisation of your building are properly prioritised & represented in funding programmes via direct recommendation and bidding. • Prioritisation of client property needs into a robust, live Asset Management System that can inform maintenance and modernisation programmes and Governing Body and Trust financial planning. • Support throughout the Capital delivery phases of pre-construction, construction and occupation. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Property Services Building Management Services Service Description The Entrust Building Management Team provides a high quality and efficient service for energy procurement and account management. The team also offers energy and water management service through its comprehensive Energy Consultancy Contract (ECC) and works with schools’ and academy’s to ensure that their energy and water usage is kept to a minimum by carefully monitoring of consumption and to prevent unnecessary spent costs. The team provides first class technical advice and support for all energy and water related matters. Academies are also supported with their ever increasing statutory obligations such as the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. In partnership with Local Procurement and Legal Services, we regularly tender electricity and gas contracts. These contracts not only ensure competitive pricing but also enable billing validation using specialist software. Checks are carried out on meter readings, unit rates, standing charges, VAT, Climate Change Levy, etc. Any anomalies are taken up with the suppliers. The billing data is also analysed to ensure that each individual site is paying the best available contract rates. Schools’ and Academies are provided with reports via a dedicated website
which gives access to their utility billing and usage information. The data is presented statistically and graphically meaning academies are able to compare yearly, monthly and, even daily energy usage patterns where Smart Meters are fitted. The information can be used to model improvements in performance as well as providing environmental educational material for pupils.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Building Management Services are: • Access to the wholesale energy market providing savings in energy costs against the market average and a risk based buying strategy to ensure consistency of results. • Specialist Energy Management Software for bill validation & reporting. • Monitoring & Targeting via a web based statistical & graphical analysis system. • Devolvement of query management & disputes with suppliers, freeing up staff for other duties. • Co-ordination of energy efficiency projects which currently includes upgrading electricity & gas meters. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Property Services Building Design Service Description
Benefits of our Services
Entrust Building design offers a “one stop” service of multi-disciplinary construction professionals required to design, manage and administer construction or refurbishment projects of any scale. Our professional services comprise of Construction Project Managers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Civil and Structural Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Clerk of Works.
The key benefits of our Building Design Services are:
Through these services we always aim to promote the highest quality of design and constructional standards of building with particular emphasis on customer focus, value for money, continuous improvement and delivery of projects on time, within budget and to the required quality. Since the Year 2000, we have been instrumental in managing the process of delivering over 3000 projects with a total capital value in excess of £400million. This has been achieved through developing close relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. We therefore consider ourselves to be well-positioned to support education providers with an extensive range of building development and construction projects.
• The design, specification and monitoring of new build or refurbishment of buildings • Undertaking feasibility studies or option appraisals for master planning to help you to maximise your budget and agree a clear brief • Applications for statutory approvals such as planning permission and building regulations • Health and safety, planning, environmental and sustainability as they apply to building design • Cost planning for business cases and bids. • Site investigations. • Structural surveys and reports. • Building condition / services surveys and reports. • Contractor Framework management If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Property Services Maintenance Consultancy Services Service Description The Maintenance Consultancy provides a team of fully experienced and qualified building, engineering and sites surveyors for day to day maintenance, improvement works and a 24 hour emergency call out service. We provide day to day maintenance advice and technical guidance for all responsive maintenance and project works including the following:• • • • • • • • •
Boilers & Pipework Electrical Wiring, Security Systems Pitch/flat roofing Windows Flooring Fencing External Works Drainage
To ensure Academies/School are provided with the best possible maintenance service, the district surveyors have access to the facilities of the Property Services specialist functions such as Risk and Compliance (Servicing and Testing), Structural Engineering, Health and Safety (CDM), Energy Management and Asbestos. For urgent responsive maintenance and project works, the Maintenance Consultancy can offer a pre-tendered
panel of Daywork and Schedule of Rates Contractors, thereby eliminating the need for formal tender procedures. As well as providing supervision of maintenance contractors on behalf of schools to ensure both quality of workmanship and value for money are achieved.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Maintenance Consultancy Services are: • 24 hour emergency cover • Responsive/Technical support • Experienced dedicated area engineering and building surveyors • Pre and post contract scrutiny. • Expert knowledge of your buildings If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Compliance & Legislation Services
Compliance & Legislation Services Information Governance Service Description Academies are directly accountable for security failures, data loss, as well as breaches of data protection and freedom of information. Since 2010 academies are now liable for significant fines for data protection breaches. The Information Commissioner has powers to fine organisations, including academies, up to £500,000. In addition breaches can lead to financial penalties, bad press, damaged reputation, loss of trust from customers, loss of business and for employees, and the prospect of disciplinary action. For individuals it can lead to financial loss, embarrassment, even physical danger. It is in all of our interests to handle information appropriately. Entrust Information Governance service can offer proactive advice and training to strengthen academies’ positions and ensure that you are aware of your responsibilities, to ensure your information is secure and you can respond more efficiently to enquiries.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Information Governance Services are: • Telephone Advice Line – We provide a telephone helpline which is available between 10 am - 4 pm, Monday to Friday during term time for Data Protection, Freedom of Information
and Information Security queries. • E-bulletins – We provide an e-bulletin service highlighting key changes, policy updates and other issues that relate to information governance requirements for schools/academies. • On-site consultancy – We are able to provide on-site consultancy to provide confidential advice or tuition on specific information governance subjects. • We provide an information health check audit looking at security policies and procedures that you have in place, which is concluded with a report detailing the actions required to improve your information security. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Compliance & Legislation Services Health & Safety Service Description School leadership team and governing body have health and safety responsibilities to their staff and pupils within their school, and anyone else that might be affected by the daily running of the school and all its associated activities. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations require employers to appoint competent persons to assist in the compliance of health and safety legal requirements. It is therefore, essential that all academies/schools allocate sufficient resources to ensure health and safety is effectively managed. To ensure health, safety and wellbeing for their staff and pupils; to comply with legal requirements; as well as to minimise the risk of accidents to staff, pupils and others (including contractors and organisations hired on the school premises). Some of the health and safety services we provide help as we can act as an appointed competent person in accordance with the requirements of the ‘Management of H&S Regulations’. Provide ongoing development of best practice health and safety policies, general guidance notes and model procedures in accordance with legal requirements. In addition, we are also able to carry out annual H&S planning meetings to support an academy/ school to improve its performance,
management systems and improve competency and skills.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Health & Safety Services are: • Individual service to support the academy school with the development of effective health and safety management systems. • Development, maintenance and communication of health and safety information. • Access to dedicated advisors who understand the application of health and safety in an educational setting and needs of pupils and staff. • Investigation of serious accidents and other contra-indicators including aiding the management of the immediate and ongoing impact of a serious incident. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Compliance & Legislation Services Occupational Health Service Description Entrust Occupational health service is a specialist branch of medicine advisors that looks at health and work together. We deal with the effect that work can have on health and health can have on work. This is because under certain circumstances work can come to damage the health of working people, whilst their own health problems can also affect their ability to work, putting their job or income at risk. Health issues can therefore be a big problem both for working people and for those who employ them. We are doctors and nurses with additional specialist training and qualifications in occupational health that work to help prevent people being made ill by their work; as well as work with people and employers to try and prevent people with health problems becoming disadvantaged or excluded from the benefits of being in employment. We therefore look for reasonable ways to adapt to health problems that are causing problems with someone’s work, protecting their ability to contribute and earn their living even if suffering poor health.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Occupational Health Service are: • We can help reduce general
management time wasted with dealing with sickness absence issues, and by early intervention we can aid a much faster return-to-work of for your employees after a spell of sickness. Provide advice to employees on what they should be asking their own GP. Identify the real causes of the regular sickness by tackling the root of the cause. Provide advice on reasonable adjustments to allow staff to return in some capacity. Co-ordinate, devise and monitor staff over a return to work programme. Clearly highlight to employers any health issues covered within disability legislation under the Equality Act 2010. Give employers and employees some idea of realistic timescales of when a return to work is appropriate. Give senior management and HR managers some insight into how to prevent employee health issues.
If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Compliance & Legislation Services Shared Servcie Centre Service Description Shared Service Centre has developed a unique service tailored to meet your school’s or academy’s payroll, HR administration and recruitment needs, by efficiently combining these services together. We have significant experience in assisting schools’ and academies to convert and then working closely with them to optimise the processes and efficiency improvements provided by our services. We have increased the accuracy of Academy payrolls to 99.94% and halved the time it takes for new staff to receive a Statement of Particulars/Contract of Employment from us. We have also helped Academies to reduce the cost of vacancy advertising and agreed with WM Jobs that Academies can advertise on their web site at no extra cost. We can also arrange for your authorised staff to enjoy access to the HR and Payroll module of SAP. They can then view your staff details and input information which keeps you up to date and in control.
Benefits of our Services The key benefits of our Payroll & HR Administration Services are: • Production and dispatch of a fully detailed pay slip and associated salary
• payment by direct bank credit (through BACS). • Management of pension and other voluntary contributions/deductions. • Preparation and dispatch of year-end returns to employees/ HMRC. • HMRC Correspondence incl. statutory forms and tax code updates. • Completion and distribution of Statements of Particulars and Variation letters. • Advice on and calculation of sick and maternity pay. • Vacancy advertising advice and administration. • Completion of all annual returns relating to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Compliance & Legislation Services Insurances Service Description
Benefits of our Services
Entrust Insurance services is aimed at supporting schools’ in selecting identifying and selecting the relevant insurance policies appropriate for their needs.
The key benefits of our Insurance Services are:
Our consultants have access to 3 separate policies from 3 completely independent insurers; and the push no particular one of the three. They explain to you the differences in cover provided and the cheapest quote need not represent the best value, and our experienced consultants will help you cut through the detail of policy wordings so that you can arrive at a more fully informed decision in less time. We do not recommend a specific policy by provide you all of the information so you can make an informed choice that is most suitable to your school’s requirements. This advice service is free of charge, but you will of course need to pay the insurance premium if you choose to buy one of the three policies. We provide face-to-face visits for schools if preferable than a phone call or we can provide a presentation or seminars for groups of school that require guidance on insurance pitfalls.
• We make it quicker and easier to complete a best value exercise of different insurance policies. • There is no requirement to independently ring three different providers. Work with one reputable broker with access to multiple insurance markets. • You spend no time searching or filling out three different application forms, one application provides quotes from three different insurers. • We employ specialist, highly trained and experienced insurance consultants that are able to help cut through the small print of insurers’ policy wordings. • We enable you to make a more fully informed purchasing decision, therefore providing piece of mind. • Some of our insurance policies provide Staff Health & Wellbeing Services. If you would like to enquire further about this service please find our contact details in the “Contacts for each Service” section of this brochure.
Compliance & Legislation Services
Nigel Taylor Head of M & PA Services Pete Walthorne
Music & performing Arts
Career & Participation Services
Schools Human Resources
Careers & Participation Business Links
Work Based Learning
Clare Butters or Stephanie Jackson
Malcolm Eyre or Tony Homer
Special Needs & Inclusion
School Improvement Services (STEM)
School Improvement Services (Govenors)
School Improvement Services
Contact for each service
01785 353 501
01785 278 278
The Cleaning Team The Grounds Team or Groundsteam
Contact Name Chris Grocott
Display Energy Certificate
Liz Carruthers Group Manager
Catering Primary, Secondary & Special Schools
01785 277 660
01785 278 632 07811 379 839
07185 277 645
01785 277 645
01785 278 740
Keith Wright Head of Maintenance Consultancy
Contact Name Catherine Lantsberry Information Manager Rebecca Lee H, S & Wellbeing Advisor Alison Smith Occupational Health Nurse Manager The Insurance Team
Health & Safety
Payroll & Insurances
01785 276 280
01785 355 777
01785 854 526
01785 277 629 07966 328 806
How to find us The Entrust Support Services head office is based in Stafford at the Kingston Centre, which is a 10 minute walk or 5 minute taxi from Stafford train station. Stafford train station is a mainline service with Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham all within less than a 1 hour journey time via train or car. If you are interested in any of our services we would be able to come to visit you, however, if you would like to visit us you should be able to find us with the below directions. From Stafford town, follow the signs for Uttoxeter A518, you will pass an petrol station on your right, turn right at the traffic lights and then turn left after approximately 150 yards into Fairway. Follow the road for approximately 400 yards. The entrance to the Kingston Centre is on your left, after the last house. From A34 Lichfield road, follow the A34 towards Stafford town centre. Turn left at the traffic lights for B&Q and follow the directions for the A518 Uttoxeter into Riverway. Follow the road, approximately 200 yards after the road crosses the river turn right onto Fairway. Follow the road for approximately 400 yards. The entrance to the Kingston Centre is on your left, after the last house. For any general enquires please contact us on: Entrust Support Services Limited, The Kingston Centre Fairway Stafford ST16 3TW. Telephone: 01785 277932 Website: www.entrust-ed.co.uk E-mail: Enquires@entrust-ed.co.uk
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