Oaks are business development specialists, expert in helping
organisations – across multiple sectors – to run more profitable and
sustainable businesses by supporting with critical functions such as business
planning, organisational development and income generation. We are here to help
you achieve your mission – whatever your context, challenges or aspirations!
Increasingly tightened public expenditure, higher levels of unemployment
and a rapidly changing education environment within the UK means that the
education sector has to continually deliver more for less. Education providers
constantly face challenges within HR, finance, business development or
fundraising that can often limit their ability to give 100% of their attention
to their students and take them away from their ultimate aim of providing
students with a great learning experience.
Whether it involves diversifying income, providing
advice on how best to gain and utilise grant funding, or supporting
institutions to develop relationships with their local community, Oaks works
with a wide range of clients within the education sector including primary and
secondary schools, school sports partnerships, colleges and universities.
In early 2013, Oaks worked with a Birmingham School to secure a Sport
England Small Grant of £10,000 to create an onsite basketball club for young
people from the local community.
Following the successful formation of the onsite community club, Oaks
was then commissioned to help identify suitable grant funders for the
refurbishment of their ageing Sportshall – which was unfit for purpose at the
time. Having identified a funding gap of £100,000, Oaks undertook a
comprehensive options appraisal, identifying and exploring all of the potential
capital funding bodies at a national, regional and local level. Following an
extensive research process, Oaks was then able to make bespoke recommendations
for each funder in terms of the required emphasis, potential risk factors and
likelihood of success.
Following the successful identification of a number of suitable funders
for the cause, Oaks were re-commissioned to manage the full application process
including project planning, budget creation, consultation with local
stakeholders and writing of the application itself. Following a lengthy
application process to two national funders, Sport England and the SITA Trust,
Oaks were successful in securing a cumulative total of £105,000 – surpassing
the initial funding target and allowing building work to start ahead of
schedule (Jan 2015).
Whilst the building work is completed, Oaks are working with the school
to create a facility utilisation strategy – helping them to understand how to
ensure the new sports-centre becomes a self-sustaining income opportunity
whilst enabling the school to become a central hub for sport and physical
activity within the local community.
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Head Teacher Performance Management Review
Head Teachers are required to have completed / reviewed
their performance management objectives by 31st December in any given year with
the support of an external advisor.
Entrust provides schools with an experienced external
advisor who will provide rigorous and informed support for new and experienced
Head teachers and Governing bodies wishing to complete the yearly appraisal
to provide schools with a rigorous service we will follow the
practice outlined below.
- The external advisor will request from the Head
teacher last year’s objectives and their evaluation of achievement against the previously
agreed success criteria.
- The advisor reviews the Head teacher’s evaluation and validates
it through the use of any additional data / information that is available.
- The external advisor writes an evaluation / assessment
of the level to which the Head teacher has achieved the stated objectives,
which informs the next stage of the process.
- The advisor meets with the headteacher ahead of a
meeting with Governors to review the external evaluation, and discuss with them
the possible objectives for next year, including success criteria and means of
- The external advisor meets with Governors to review the
external evaluation document and advises on the possible new objectives for the
- At a meeting with the performance management Governors
and the Head teacher to review old objectives and establish new ones, the
advisor supports and offers further clarification as required as well as
recording the outcomes of the discussion.
- The advisor drafts the final HTPM document for the
Find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEN Development Plan
Highlight your strengths and areas for improvement with our
quick reference list… download our SEN Development Plan document and rate the listed features as 'not evident', 'developing', and 'secure'.
If you are looking for a more robust way of reviewing your SEN practice, the new SEN
Leaders Audit Tool – developed by David Bartram OBE and The London Leadership
Strategy – is a powerful online tool that will support you to review your SEN
practice and develop an in-depth action plan to identify areas of improvement.
You can use
the Audit Tool to:
evidence to support practitioner judgement.
off progress reports for governors and senior leadership teams.
evidence for your SEF.
targets and objectives for your SEN development plan.
To find out more, email email@example.com.
Early Years Training 2016/17
Entrust offers a range of CPD for the EYFS, covering leadership & management, teaching and learning, personal development behavior & welfare and outcomes for children.
We use a blended approach to deliver our training including face-to-face, in-house and e-learning opportunities and are constantly reviewing and developing our highly effective range of training incorporating changes to national agendas.
View our 2016/17 CPD opportunities in the brochure attached.
These events can also be run in your school or academy for your whole department or school to attend. All of our teams delivering curriculum training are available for bespoke training and consultancy - call us to find out more.
To book your place on one of our courses or to find out more, call 0300 111 8030 or visit www.entrust.ed.co.uk/courses.
Fire Marshal Training 2016/17
Are you up to date with your fire marshal training?
Our training will cover:
general evacuation procedures
human response and associated dangers of evacuation
spread and control of fire
the role of the Fire Warden
duties and responsibilities
prevention of fire including hazard spotting and home issues
the role of the Incident Controller
a practical element about the use of fire extinguishers
View the dates, times and venues of our training in the flyer attached.
To book your place, call 0300 111 8030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.