Ten Top Tips for Pre-opening Project Management for Free Schools

PAG Staff Project Management

Pre-opening Project Management At the end of last year, the DfE closed applications for another two waves of the national free schools programme. This included Wave 14 for mainstream free schools and Wave 2 for SEND/AP schools. Successful Wave 2 applicants have been announced recently and an announcement on the successful applicants for Wave 14 is expected in the coming months.    At Premier Advisory Group, we have a wealth of experience in the pre-opening project …

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 …

Governance during COVID-19

PAG Staff COVID-19, Governance, Leadership

Governance during COVID-19 Gary Brown is an experienced non-executive director and Academy Ambassador who currently sits on the board of a small all-through MAT in Warwickshire and a mid-sized MAT in the West Midlands. Read below to learn more about Gary’s experience as a governor during COVID-19. w Over the past few weeks, I have worked with a number of organisations to …

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 …

Barnardo’s places pastoral care and safeguarding as top priorities for returning pupils

Ceri Moss COVID-19, Safeguarding, wellbeing

Barnardo’s places pastoral care and safeguarding as top priorities for returning pupils On Monday, after almost three months in lockdown, some pupils returned to school. These pupils are, of course, in addition to the vulnerable pupils and pupils of key workers who have continued attending school through the lockdown period. The BBC reported “highly variable” levels of attendance from primary …

The Impact of School Closures on the Attainment Gap: A Rapid Evidence Assessment from EEF

Ceri Moss Attainment Gap, COVID-19, Inequalities

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

Anna Fosse-Galtier COVID-19, Schools, Transition

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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 …