PAG Explains: Free School Bid Writing

PAG Staff 2022, Article, bid writing, free schools, Schools

PAG Explains: Free School Bid WritingWith the Department for Education’s announcement back in June of three new free school waves, many trusts and local authorities are now faced with the daunting, and potentially unfamiliar task of writing a free school bid. Here at PAG, we have a team of expert consultants with a wealth of bid writing experience across a …

DfE Logo

Local authorities: one week left to complete the pre-registration form!

PAG Staff 2022, SEND, Uncategorised

Local authorities: one week left to complete the pre-registration form!The deadline for local authorities to register their interest in a new special free school is 11th July. You MUST register your interest in order to receive an application form. You do not need to have all the final details about your proposed school at this point, these can be amended …

DfE Logo

Analysis of the DfE Implementation Plan

PAG Staff 2022, Policy

Analysis of the DfE Implementation PlanIntroductionFollowing the release of the white and green papers, the DfE has released their implementation plan, outlining the next steps towards the ambitions set out by each of those papers. To recap, one of the main headlines from the white paper was that the government is aiming for all schools to be part of a …

PAG Launches Create Schools

PAG Staff Press Release

PAG Launches Create: SchoolsFurther to the news that PAG was successful in its bid for the DfE’s free school applicant support service, we are hugely excited to announce the launch of Create: Schools to act as the delivery vehicle for this service.Wholly owned (as we prefer to say powered by) PAG, Create: Schools will provide proposer groups with expert independent …

DfE Logo

PAG appointed by DfE as official adviser for free schools proposers

PAG Staff 2022, Leadership, Partnerships, Press Release, Schools, Uncategorised

PAG Appointed by DfE as Official Adviser for Free Schools ProposersPAG has been appointed by the Department for Education as sole supplier of free schools application support. The contract starts on 1st April 2022 and is for up to three years. PAG takes over from New Schools Network (NSN), which had previously provided this service for over a decade. We …

National MAT Conference 2022

PAG Staff 2022, Leadership, Partnerships, Press Release, Schools

National MAT Conference 2022We are proud to announce that we’ll be taking the stage at this year’s National MAT Conference along with our friends at School Business Services (SBS). Our joint session will go over the pros and cons of MAT mergers, the key points of consideration before a merger, as well as the Government’s view on the subject, and …

Education Investment Areas

Education Investment Areas for Post-16 Builds

PAG Staff 2022, Policy, Press Release, Schools

Education Investment AreasAs part of its Levelling Up White Paper, the Department for Education has announced 55 areas of the country due to benefit from an investment in education. Dubbed EIAs (Education Investment Areas), the locations will all be prioritised for the building of new, high-quality sixth form free schools in the next application wave. At Premier Advisory we have …

Prisons Strategy White Paper Response

PAG Staff 2022, Article, Inequalities, Justice, Prison, Schools

Prisons Strategy White Paper ResponseOn December 7th 2021, The Ministry of Justice released the Prison Strategy White Paper, setting out their vision for the next 10 years in how to address the most critical areas for reducing reoffending, questions on the content and implementation of some of their proposals, and opened a consultation exercise to those with an interest and …

Stephen Morgan Shadow Schools Minister Bio

PAG Staff Article, Schools

Stephen Morgan – Labour’s new Shadow Schools MinisterIn December, Labour appointed Stephen Morgan MP as their new shadow schools minister, the fifth in two years. He replaces Peter Kyle, who has moved on to become Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Mr Morgan hails from Portsmouth and got his start in politics in his hometown.After joining the Labour party …

Disability Confident

PAG Staff 2022, Article, Inequalities, Partnerships, Press Release, Recruitment

Premier Advisory & Disability ConfidentPremier Advisory is proud to announce that we have signed up to be part of the Disability Confident Scheme. The scheme, which counts the number of paid employees working at Disability Confident business at 11 million, is in place to support employers in getting the most out of the talents disabled people can offer the workplace.Disability …