Wave 2

PAG celebrates successful Wave 2 clients

PAG Staff Schools

PAG celebrates successful Wave 2 clients Premier Advisory Group is delighted to celebrate the trusts who were successful in their bids to open new SEND/AP Free Schools via Wave 2 of the DfE programme. These successful applications include a number of PAG’s clients:  Ambitious about Autism Academies TrustAmbitious About Autism Academies Trust has been selected to sponsor a new 4 to 19 school for children and young people with …

Policy Doctor: An Origin Story

PAG Staff Governance, Leadership, Schools

Policy Doctor: An Origin Story S taff meetings at PAG are often interrupted by shared experiences of interminable and less than effective governing body/trust meetings. The root of these frustrations is the same each time – wasted time and effort that could be expended more fruitfully on focusing on teaching and learning. One of the biggest drains on time is …

How to Manage a Phased Re-opening During Covid-19: Webinar Summary

Yashna Smart COVID-19, Schools, wellbeing

How to manage a phased re-opening during COVID-19: Webinar summary by Yashna Smart Last week, I attended a webinar hosted by HCR Law, in which they discussed the issues around the possibility of staff and pupils returning to school in June. Of course, the majority of schools have been open throughout the lockdown period for vulnerable children and children of …

What impact does COVID-19 have on transition to university?

Anna Fosse-Galtier COVID-19, Schools, Transition

What impact does COVID-19 have on transition to university? 🎓📝📚The transition from school or college to higher education can be difficult. Even prior to the transition to university, prospective students will undeniably be thinking about their course choice and the impact this will have on their future whilst juggling A-Levels. Upon starting, new undergraduates have to adapt to an unfamiliar …

The new Nightingales?

Tom Legge COVID-19, Schools

Can schools fill the gap in the childcare market and change the face of the sector for good? COVID-19 has brought a seismic shift to the childcare market that will be felt long after life starts to return to pre-pandemic normality. Recent research from Childcare.co.uk suggests that nearly one-sixth of the providers asked said they were likely to have permanently …

COVID 19 transition education

COVID-19 and Transition Between Key Stages

Yashna Smart COVID-19, Schools, Transition

Change can be a difficult process if it is not prepared for and handled well, for children and adults alike. Schools recognise this and endeavour to provide the necessary support to pupils during their transition between key stages. COVID-19 has significantly disrupted this process; pupils will have already faced a great deal of change in the last few weeks and …

CEO Focus: Brenda Mullen CEO of Learning Today Leading Tomorrow

PAG Staff CEO, COVID-19, Interview, Schools

Brenda Mullen was appointed as CEO of LT2 in September 2017. Prior to this Brenda was CEO of MacIntyre Academies Trust, having formerly been Director of Children’s Services for the charity. Brenda has a background in teaching and has also been a successful independent consultant to schools and Local Authorities. Click the link to see her answers to questions on COVID-19.

The Positive Plan: COVID-Proofing your Pupil Wellbeing Support

Mara Raposo COVID-19, Schools, wellbeing

The Positive Plan: COVID-Proofing your Pupil Wellbeing Support Right now, most education leaders are thinking about what kind of school their pupils will be going back to, whether that’s in June or September. On the return to school, the way pupils will be able to interact with their teachers based on distancing guidance – and indeed, how teachers will be …

The Sutton Trust’s research into the impact of COVID-19 on the most disadvantaged young people

Yashna Smart COVID-19, Inequalities, Schools

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to impact on practically every area of government policy for the foreseeable future. The Sutton Trust, a foundation which improves social mobility in the UK through evidence-based programmes, research and policy advocacy, has looked into the impact of COVID-19 on the most disadvantaged young people through their time in education and into …

Michaela Stevenage opening

Premier Advisory Group selected to support the opening of Michaela Stevenage

PAG Staff Schools

Premier Advisory Group (PAG) is delighted to announce that, following a tender process, it has been appointed to project manage the opening of Michaela Community School in Stevenage. Michaela Stevenage was approved into pre-opening in Wave 13 of the free schools programme. PAG had previously supported the trust in making its application to open the school. Proposed to open in …