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 Centres The 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 …

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 …

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  opening of a new grant round, called Another Chance – Diversion from the Criminal Justice System. The charity firmly believes that children and young …

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 …