Improving Schools & Settings
Why you may need support!
- Build and sustain leadership capacity and effectiveness
- Ensure your Governing Body is able to effectively discharge their full range of responsibilities and obligations
- Gain a clear understanding of your finances, enabling you to plan spending in ways to help achieve your objectives, deliver best value from budgets and maximise financial efficiencies
- Ease the burden and day-to-day demands of managing your school's facilities, enabling you to focus on teaching
- Get school Health and Safety right to make sure your learning environments are compliant
- Transform teaching and learning through effective use of reliable ICT and keep children safe online
- Ensure you have access to timely and appropriate advice, to manage HR matters effectively
- Secure better Teaching and Learning
- Enrich your school’s curriculum
Who we support
From CEOs, headteachers and governors through to school support staff and NQTs, we support all school leaders and staff to achieve their vision of becoming a better school or academy, whilst improving outcomes for children and young people.
How do we support
We can provide your school or setting with continued access to cost-effective and quality-assured support that helps you maximise the impact of raising standards, whilst ensuring your school or setting has the best learning environment to deliver improved outcomes for all children and young people. Our capabilities include:
Leadership & Governance
Babcock Education understands that effective school leadership is critical in improving educational outcomes, promoting high expectations and meeting the rigorous demands of Ofsted and the DfE. Our Leadership programmes and support packages strengthen leadership at all levels, empowering headteachers, governors and senior leaders to build leadership capacity, deliver whole-school improvement, secure better teaching and learning, and manage complex organisations more effectively.
The role of governing bodies is a demanding one with ever higher expectations. As a consequence, Governors and Clerks now need, more than ever, to keep in touch and up-to-date with what is changing in education and how this impacts on governance and the role and responsibilities of governing bodies. Our Governance support packages help raise achievement and standards through the processes of monitoring, challenge, support and intervention. We will help you with any aspect of school governance, especially duties and accountability, as well as your strategic role, powers and responsibilities.
Our online service Better Governor – free to access information
At Better Governor we research, analyse and distil the news for you. If you are a governor or a clerk you can, at no cost to either you or the school, gain instant access to the latest news in education that is relevant to you in your role. To find out what governors and clerks need to know, register now at: www.bettergovernor.co.uk/register
Employing and managing staff in an education setting is challenging. Our remote service helpdesk, website resources and Education experts ensure you have access to timely and appropriate advice in order to manage HR matters effectively.
Key areas of support: Strategic HR Planning, Conduct and Discipline, Performance Management and Capability, Management of Absence, Appointment of Staff, Pay and Terms and Conditions of Employment, Grievances and Disputes, Management of Change, Employment Law, Equality and Diversity.
Visit www.hr.babcock-education.co.uk to register and get access to a range of resources on the HR website.
Reliable, secure and easily accessible ICT is central to the success of your school or academy. We deliver a whole-school ICT solution of integrated technical support, data services, curriculum consultancy and online safety that allows your school to transform teaching and learning through effective use of ICT and focus on improving outcomes for pupils instead of equipment.
Key areas of support: ICT Strategic Consultancy, Online Safety, ICT Curriculum support inc. Computing, SIMS support, Online Backup, ICT Managed Service and Technical support, Infrastructure Design and Consultancy.
Effective financial management enables your school to allocate spending wisely, achieve excellent value for money and focus your resources on creating a learning environment where pupils can thrive, whilst avoiding costly errors. We can help ease the burden and minimise financial risks by providing on-going support and assisting with year end processes, as well as every day financial processing and all aspects of funding.
Key areas of support: Financial Health Checks as approved by the DfE; Finance Consultancy packages for schools, academies and MATs; Academy Conversion packages; Bursarial Service; Finance Cover Service; Recruitment Service
Keeping your school or academy safe and functioning is a necessity and comes with statutory obligations. Babcock’s FM Consultancy services currently enhance the learning environment for over 250,000 pupils, making it safe and compliant.
Key areas of support: Health and Safety advice; Cleaning, Caretaking and Catering Management Consultancy; Free School Meals Eligibility Checking Service; Professional Grounds Maintenance including tree advice and inspection.
Teaching and Learning
Securing better Teaching and Learning is imperative for every school or academy in order to meet the rigours of important Ofsted judgement. Learning goes right to the heart of our work, no matter whether it's at Early Years Foundation Stage, or with primary, secondary or special education. By providing external challenge and advice, we can help ensure teachers have high expectations, strong curriculum subject knowledge and the skills to both improve the behaviour and enhance the confidence of pupils, in order that they become successful learners and demonstrate an improvement in their progress.
Key areas of support: EYFS and Primary targeted intervention programmes; tailored Curriculum design to deliver a broad and challenging Curriculum; accelerating progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics; effective use of Data and Assessment to inform teaching and learning; Pre and Post Ofsted support; Supported Peer Reviews; PSHE Education; NQT Induction
It is well recognised that music, residential and adventurous outdoor activities and a well-stocked and up-to-date school library contribute towards a successful school’s curriculum.
Unlike many education services, Babcock Education is proud to offer support for schools from a thriving music education team, two amazing outdoor learning centres in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park and a dedicated School Library Service offering thousands of up-to-date titles, topic boxes and consultancy on effective library provision and even design for new libraries. Find out more about:
Dartmoor Centres: www.dartmoorcentres.org.uk
Get it touch to talk about improving your school and settings
Find out how our team can help you and get in contact to find out more about the services and support we offer.Contact us
They always have an innovative angle in working with us to achieve consistency across the school and secure a skilled middle and senior leadership team. Babcock is so far ahead of other providers in delivering value for money and positive outcomes which are tailored to the needs of our school and pupils.
Heidi Swidenbank, Headteacher, Cox Green School, Maidenhead