Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF)

PAG Staff Fund, Prison

Local Leadership and Integration Fund (LLIF)In February 2021, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) opened applications for 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 to address specific ‘local’ …

Differences in Academic Achievement amongst Social Groups

Ranjit Singh Uncategorised

Differences in Academic Achievement amongst Social GroupsA range of research reveals that disparities exist in educational outcomes across the United Kingdom. These disparities in academic achievement correlate with the social group(s) a given pupil is assigned which can include one’s social class, ethnic background and gender. The reasons behind the differences in educational achievement amongst these social groups can be …

My Experience as a Kickstarter

PAG Staff Kickstart

My Experience as a KickstarterIn February 2021, Premier Advisory Group (PAG) was approved by the DWP as a Kickstart Gateway. Having helped dozens of schools access new staff, adding to our own team via Kickstart was a no-brainer. Since joining the company, our Kickstarters have made a valuable contribution to all areas of the business and we are proud that …

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 …

DWP encourages employers to recruit Kickstart candidates at local Job Centres

PAG Staff Grant, Kickstart, Recruitment, Uncategorised

DWP encourages employers to recruit Kickstart candidates at local Job CentresThe Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion programme which was launched by the government in September 2020 with the aim of creating new job placements for 16–24-year-olds at risk of long-term unemployment. The scheme aims to create hundreds of thousands of placements for young people and support the post-COVID economic …

PAG in the Press: The Success of the Kickstart Scheme

Paolo Gattavari Kickstart

PAG in the Press: The Success of the Kickstart Scheme Having been involved with the Kickstart Scheme since its inception, Premier Advisory Group knows the difference that it can make to the thousands of young people across the UK who are paying the price for the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Leveraging its knowledge of the education sector …

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 …

DfE announces details for the 2021-2022 round of Trust Capacity Fund

Lily Mitchell Fund

TCaF 3 additional information and eligibility criteria After much anticipation, the DfE has today released information around the 2021-2022 edition of the Trust Capacity Fund (TCaF). The fund was first introduced in 2019 to support the growth of trusts across England, enabling MATs, SATs, and pre-conversion maintained schools, to acquire additional funding to support their strategic objectives and expand capacity …

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 …