Recruitment

PAG Staff Uncategorised

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 …

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 …

PAG Launches Universal, Free Support to Free School Applicants

PAG Staff Fund, Schools

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. …

YEF – Another chance – Diversion from the criminal justice system

Paolo Gattavari Fund, Justice

Another chance Diversion from the criminal justice system New Initiative to Reduce Crime among Young People The Youth Endowment Fund, a charity committed to improving the life chances of children and young people, has announced the imminent opening of a new grant round, called Another Chance – Diversion from the Criminal Justice System. The charity firmly believes that children and …

New Schools Network

Charlotte Pearce Cornish Uncategorised

New Schools Network The news that New Schools Network will no longer be funded by government to provide support for free school applicant groups marks the end of an era in the world of free schools. I joined New Schools Network at the start of 2011, when free schools were a movement, not just a programme. The criteria for Wave …

Windrush Grant Scheme: Powerful Projects to Promote Awareness

Lily Mitchell Fund, Governance, Grant

Windrush Grant Scheme: Powerful Projects to Promote Awareness The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched The Windrush Day Grant Scheme which aims to encourage community engagement in projects to celebrate the arrival of MV Empire Windrush in June 1948.   The Grant Scheme is part of the Government’s efforts to celebrate, commemorate and educate about the Windrush Generation and their contribution to British society through meaningful projects in England. Windrush Day is on 22nd June and recognises the …

MATs and Financial Stability: The Challenging Journey Towards Sustainable Growth

Paolo Gattavari Governance

MATs and Financial Stability: The Challenging Journey Towards Sustainable Growth As the report Sustainable Growth in Multi Academy Trusts, published by Primary Site in summer 2020, has shown, in 2019 and early 2020 trusts’ growth has slowed, despite the Government’s encouragement to MATs leaders to take on new schools. The bulk of the research was undertaken between October 2019 and …

Cultural Capital at School – Our interview with Kate Fripp

Anna Fosse-Galtier Inequalities, Interview, Policy, Schools

Cultural Capital at School Our interview with Kate Fripp🎙 A year ago, PAG published an article about the introduction of cultural capital into the Ofsted Inspection Framework. From September 2019, Ofsted asked their inspectors to ‘consider the extent to which schools are equipping pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life,’ and to introduce pupils to …

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 …