Income Generation- Maximising your Educational Establishment’s Potential
Maximising your Educational Establishment’s Potential
• Think differently about how to secure alternative sources of income
• Understand how to be creative in building an engaging and appealing brand
• Enter the world of grant funding with confidence and fresh ideas
• Realise the potential in monetising your exisiting facilities
Helping you to think creatively to develop innovative and sustainable income streams. With unprecedented levels of pressure being placed on budgets, the education sector is continually being challenged to deliver more for less. The need to generate additional income is critical. Join us and explore new, innovative opportunities for your establishment and how they can help you to develop long-term income streams.
The event will:
• Reimagine the way you think about income generation and diversification
• Untangle the complex fundraising landscape and uncover new areas for development
• Highlight the importance of effective marketing and communications to your income generation ambitions
• Explore innovative ways of optimising your physical assets
• Provide a platform from which to share and discuss live examples of income generation best-practice
To find out more about the event, view the attached flyer.
We’ve listened and delivered – Introducing 25 Complete Leadership Solutions for Education Leaders
Created, evaluated and tested by schools.
Last year we launched 15 Leadership Solutions - a set of proven, fit–for–purpose systems, strategies and resources to enhance school leadership effectiveness.
Over the past academic year we have worked with established head teachers and newly appointed heads with the Leadership Solutions original 15 and through our fully funded 3 day programme, supporting them on their journey through leadership. From this we have listened and responded to create an additional 10 solutions to support leaders to work efficiently and effectively in a time of rapid system of change.
Some of those that have been created include;
Inspection preparation/action planning/ monitoring
Management of performance
Developing effective teams
Subject Leadership Self evaluation
For the first time we are also offering Leadership Solutions Professional Development workshops; where school leaders can share and learn from the practice of others as well as experience tried and tested process from the Leadership Solutions pack of products.
Find out more by downloading the flyer or visiting: http://entrust.education/Page/3209
Summer Building Projects- What you need to know
Are you planning any building works during the summer holidays?
Do you know you have legal duties to discharge?
Be aware of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) governing the management of health and safety on construction projects. Under the Regulations, If you appoint any persons to carry out construction works, you are deemed to have taken on the role of the Client and, as such, have legal duties to discharge, which are enforceable in a court of law. (Refer to HSE Guidance INDG411)
For all works carried out on your behalf by Entrust Property Services and/or where you have commissioned Entrust Property Services to carry out design works, we will ensure appropriate measures are taken to discharge the Client obligations under CDM.
Should you have any queries please ring the CDM Advisors (Louise Evans or Mark Ward) on 07935 516803 or 07935 516806, who will be happy to give you further assistance.
The Future of School Funding
The funding of schools is one of the highest profile political issues of recent years. School leaders are trying to balance ever growing pupil numbers, increasing by 121,000 last year alone, unavoidable cost pressures, such as increased national insurance and pension contributions all set within a period of flat budgets.
It appears universally recognised that the current system is unsuitable but a solution has been a long time coming. The F40 pressure group has been campaigning on this issue for over two decades. Change does now appear to be imminent but there remains significant uncertainty on what this means on an individual school basis.
“We know that the current funding system is unfair, opaque and out of date and this means that, although we hold schools against the same accountability structure wherever they are, we fund them at very different levels.” (Justine Greening, Education Secretary, 17th July 2017)
The Education Secretary announced on Monday that a national funding formula would be introduced in 2018/19 and £1.3 billion of funding would be re-distributed directly to school budgets over the next two years. Crucially spending plans for years beyond 2019-20 have not been set out so uncertainty around school budgets look set to remain for the foreseeable future.
What this announcement means for funding on an individual school level is yet to filter down so school’s will need to continue to exercise strong budget controls and look for ways to increase their income.
Entrust have significant experience in supporting schools in managing budget pressures and creating new income, contact us today…
NQT Induction- Understanding the Process
Professional skills tests passed?
Initial Teacher Training completed?
Qualified Teacher Status awarded?
First teaching post secured?
Is it a statutory requirement to complete the induction?
Completing the induction is a statutory requirement for maintained schools only. Choosing to offer statutory induction for NQTs is the choice made by most academies, but along with independent schools, free schools, and British schools overseas, they are not obliged to do so. However, any teacher moving employment from one of these settings to a post in a maintained school will be required to go through NQT induction if they have not already completed the process. Registering an NQT with an NQT Appropriate Body Service gets the statutory induction process started as soon as a new teacher has been appointed.
What does the induction involve?
Forming a bridge between initial teacher training and establishing a career in teaching the statutory induction process combines a personalised program of support, reduced timetable, professional dialogue, monitoring and assessment against the Teachers’ Standards.
Coaching and mentoring will take place via the NQTs induction tutor who provides day to day monitoring, support and coordination of assessments. Having a key role in the process, the tutor must hold Qualified Teacher Status and be given sufficient time to carry out their role effectively.
“The duties assigned to the NQT and the conditions under which they work should be such as to facilitate a fair and effective assessment of the NQT’s conduct and efficiency as a teacher against the relevant standards.” Induction for newly qualified teachers (England) statutory guidance October 2016 - paragraph 2.17
How is an NQT’s progress reviewed?
Keeping NQTs up to date on their progress so that there are ‘no surprises’ aids their development and provides clarity alongside the assessment process. Termly assessments demonstrated by the NQT against the Teachers’ Standards and importantly identify further areas for development and targets moving forward. During their induction, it may be that an NQT does not make satisfactory progress. Recording this on the first and second assessments does not in any way imply that the NQT has ‘failed’, but does indicate that additional support is required. Ensuring everyone involved in the process is clear about which aspects of the Teachers’ Standards require further development is vital so that the NQT can be given every possible opportunity to improve. Only at the end of the third and final term is the decision made regarding successful completion of NQT induction.
“An NQT who has completed induction, and is judged to have failed to the meet the relevant standards at the end of their induction period, is not permitted to repeat induction.” Statutory guidance paragraph 1.9
Embarking on a teaching career can be a very challenging time for NQTs and those supporting them. However, it is worth acknowledging that with appropriate support, NQTs rarely fail their induction. NQTs bring fresh ideas, new approaches and energy to the profession. which in turn impacts on the quality of pupils’ education.
How do I register my NQT with an Appropriate Body Service?
Entrust are registered with the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) as an appropriate body for NQT induction. We have extensive expertise in providing high quality support for NQTs and their tutors. We currently support maintained schools, academies, independent schools and other educational settings in the Midlands and further afield. To enhance your management of the NQT induction process, we include in our provision a nationally recognised online system which will enable you to access and complete the assessment requirements with ease.
Register your NQT with Entrust online today at https://entrust.nqtmanager.com
Discover more information about our NQT Appropriate Body Service and CPD offer for NQTs and tutors http://entrust.education/Search/NQTs ?