Working in partnership with children, parents/carers, schools and other educational settings
With an award-winning team consisting of over 30 experienced lawyers and dedicated support staff, state-of the art case management software and web-based legal research libraries, your school has access to all the legal expertise it needs on your doorstep.
The team were winners of the Local Government Awards in 2015, receiving 3 awards and runners up for award for Local Authority Legal Team of the year. In 2016 and 2017 the team were winners of the Governance team of the year and runners up for Local authority team of the year and in June 2017 came second place in the Lawyer Awards.
Advice by phone, in writing and at school and access to 24 hour safeguarding advice – we are never more than a phone call away. Whether you are building a school extension, seeking advice about children involved in parental disputes or just procuring a new photocopier, our expert lawyers will help get things moving.
• Safeguarding advice;
• Advice on Employment and disciplinary support;
• Procurement advice;
• Advice on funding;
• Education law and family law;
• Help with governance arrangements;
• Advice on contract, property and projects;
• Support with litigation.
The Cleaning and Caretaking Services provides a comprehensive cleaning service to schools across the City.
The key elements of the cleaning services provided are:
• A comprehensive cleaning service to your requirements – we provide the staff, staff cover, materials, equipment and financial management systems
• Compliance with relevant legislation regarding Health and Safety and staff training
• Commitment to a strong partnership between you, the customer and ourselves to ensure the optimum cleaning provision for now and in the future.
Coordination of School Lettings
Allowing clubs, groups and organisations to use your school premises is a great way to increase your revenue and develop links with the local community. The Facilities Management Team provides a co-ordinated service for all school lettings to ensure that the use of schools’ accommodation outside of the normal school hours is maximised in order to increase revenue and develop these links with the local community.
Provision of a data management service for core information that directly populates SIMS and associated software applications. This service has been developed in order to respond to the increasing amount of work being placed on schools and academies in terms of data management and to be responsive to the increasing necessity for high quality data.
We will work collaboratively with schools and academies to help develop their SIMS system, and facilitate effective data collection and analysis to meet each individual schools requirements. Our aim is to support the roles and responsibilities of Headteachers and Governing Bodies through the provision of professional assistance, thus ensuring a school fully meet their management information needs.
The team has developed strong links and relationships with a variety of partners and agencies for the provision of relevant information and also offers vast experience in local and national issues surrounding information management and data.
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