Human Resource Management
We have significant experience and expertise in supporting HR issues through sickness management, disciplinary process, contractual changes and staffing restructures. We offer a broad and varied CPD programme, benefitting from our position as lead school for the Rutland Teaching Alliance. The Trust also offers, for those on our contracts, a generous package of additional benefits including access to private healthcare and a cash award scheme for good performance. There will be opportunities for staff of partner academies to gain additional experience working across the Federation as well as within their own schools as part of our commitment to professional development.
Specialist School Services
There are significant opportunities for students and children to learn together across academies through sport, drama and music, and by accessing specialist facilities at each academy. There is an extended transition programme for partner primary schools, giving access to specialist facilities at Catmose College and, provided admissions policies prioritise the local community, the possibility of feeder school status to Catmose College. Our music service supports the administration and deployment of our instrumental music teachers to offer tuition from reception through to post-16 students. Our educational visits coordinator supports an extensive range of trips and visits locally and internationally for our academies.
The CFO has successfully led on a number of significant capital projects and refurbishments and has a proven track record of strong financial management, turning around deficits in numerous schools.
The Federation includes a DfE approved sponsor, significant experience of school improvement and has supported schools through the process of moving from requires improvement to “good” and on to “outstanding.”
Our site team has managed a number of sites bringing resilience in case of absence and expertise to ensure that facilities are well managed and offer a clean and well-maintained condition to best facilitate learning, complying with all the expectations of current health and safety legislation.
The IT team has significant experience in both windows and mac networking environments and has also supported schools across different sites to noticeable improvements in the quality of the services on offer.
Our catering team operates on a non-profit basis, without the need for subsidy and provides first-rate food that Federation staff enjoy alongside our younger clients.