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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 …

PAG Partners with MATA

PAG Staff Leadership, online resources, Schools

PAG Partners with MATAPremier Advisory Group is delighted to announce that we are sponsoring MATA – the Multi-Academy Trust Association – as it begins its journey in supporting MATs, and their respective leaders, from all over the country.Tom Legge, our Managing Director, will be joining the group’s advisory board and, in doing so, will become part of a what we …

Kickstart in Review

Josh Smith Kickstart, Schools

Kickstart in review Now the academic term has ended, Premier Advisory Group (PAG) reflects on our journey since approval as a DWP national Gateway for the Kickstart scheme. Since then, we have worked tirelessly across England, Scotland, and Wales to ensure the education sector makes the most out of this fantastic opportunity. The £2 billion Scheme, which launched back in …

Trust Capacity Fund 2021 (TCAF3)

Josh Smith Fund, Schools

Trust Capacity Fund 2021 The UK government has just commenced the second window of funding for the Trust Capacity Fund 2021 (TCaF3) which is now open until 30th September 2021. TCaF3 is a competitive grant awarding up to £24 million to aid the development of single-academy, multi-academy and newly forming trusts, as part of the government’s wider vision for every …

Where is the English Education System Heading? An Insight into the Future of Multi Academy Trusts

Paolo Gattavari COVID-19, Governance, Schools

Where is the English Education System Heading? An Insight into the Future of Multi Academy Trusts At the Foundation for Education Development summit, which took place at the beginning of March, Secretary of State Gavin Williamson restated the importance for schools to build partnerships and join a bigger family, that is, to become part of a Multi Academy Trust. ‘Multi …

PAG’s Kickstart Journey

Lily Mitchell COVID-19, Governance, Schools

PAG’s Kickstart Journey: Our Progress Thus Far Seven weeks ago, Premier Advisory Group was approved by the DWP as a Kickstart Gateway. Since then, we have been working tirelessly to introduce this fantastic initiative to the wider education sector, within which we had long identified a need for extra support based on a clear understanding of the sector’s needs.  To date, we have received just short of 400 requests for employees via Kickstart and have helped …