Recruitment

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Executive Leadership for MATs At Premier Advisory Group (PAG) we understand Multi Academy Trusts’ operations and requirements from end to end. Whether you are looking for skills in planning, sourcing, recruiting, or promoting, extra capacity for a new project or to supplement your current operations team, our Executive Leadership Placement services can find the right people to address your plans …

PAG Launches Universal, Free Support to Free School Applicants

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PAG Launches Universal, Free Support to Free School Applicants N ew Schools Network announced recently that the Department for Education will no longer be providing funding for NSN to support free school applicant groups. Premier Advisory Group (PAG) has taken the decision to fill this gap in provision by launching a universal, free advice service to all free school proposers. …

The DfE announces the new Teaching School Hubs

PAG Staff Project Management, Schools

The DfE announces the new Teaching School Hubs The DfE has announced the organisations that have been approved as Teaching School Hubs. Premier Advisory Group offers its warmest congratulations to all the successful schools, and are delighted that a number of our clients have succeeded in securing the Teaching School Hub status. The application window closed on 30th October 2020 …

Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF)

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Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF) The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) recently opened applications to the Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF), a new initiative established as part of the Prison Leavers Project, in turn part of the Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ) Reducing Reoffending Strategy. The Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF) has been established in an attempt to address …

Project Managing the Free School Pre-Opening Phase

PAG Staff Project Management

Project Managing the Free School Pre-Opening Phase The free schools programme has created over 400,000 places for pupils over the past few years, with 507 open free schools and another 226 in the process of opening. Providers with a strong track record can use this process to extend their educational success and create much-needed school places, improving educational standards across the country.  …

Press release: PAG Launches Kickstart for Schools

PAG Staff Recruitment, Schools

Press release: PAG launches Kickstart for Schools Premier Advisory Group has launched a school specific Kickstart programme. This allows schools of any type or size, from a 1FE maintained primary school to a 20+ school MAT to offer employment opportunities to young people which are fully funded by the government. The scheme promises huge benefits to the sector as it …

Our positive retrospective on 2020

PAG Staff 2020

Our positive retrospective on 2020 2020 has finally come to an end. It was a difficult year, with events that no one had expected. The pandemic has put tremendous pressure on our society, leaving almost no area of life untouched. Education was not spared. Schools faced closing, impacting the lives of millions of children and their families, and in particular, those …

Kickstart for Schools

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Kickstart your schools in 2021 Win-Win is often an overused term and it’s fair to say that good news has been in short supply recently. However, the Government’s flagship £2 billion Kickstart scheme could provide a win-win for schools and multi academy trusts. The initiative aims to provide 16-24 year olds at risk of long-term unemployment with six-month state-subsidised work …

Prepping for your 2020-21 Condition Improvement Fund

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Prepping for your 2020-21 Condition Improvement Fund What?! Now? Really?While the surprise announcement of additional CIF awards is only a few weeks old, you would think that it would be a little premature to start considering bids to the 2021 fund. Far from it. DfE is due to issue guidance for CIF 2021 in October 2020 with the deadline for …

Ten Top Tips for Pre-opening Project Management for Free Schools

PAG Staff Project Management

Pre-opening Project Management At the end of last year, the DfE closed applications for another two waves of the national free schools programme. This included Wave 14 for mainstream free schools and Wave 2 for SEND/AP schools. Successful Wave 2 applicants have been announced recently and an announcement on the successful applicants for Wave 14 is expected in the coming months.    At Premier Advisory Group, we have a wealth of experience in the pre-opening project …