Prices frozen for two years if you sign up to our new deal!
At the request of schools we have worked hard to commit to a fixed cost contract to support your future budgeting process.
This 3 year Catering Services offer gives your school the assurance that the price will remain fixed for the first 2 years - 2019/20 and 2020/21. Please note you will also need to purchase the Catering Services 2019/20 SLG product in conjunction with this 3 year contract.
If you are interested in fixing your costs for two years please check out our brand new product. If you would like further information or would like one of our operational managers to arrange a visit to your school please contact our Central Team on 0191 643 8355 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated Service Information - Energy Management
Take a look at our updated pages, read about the basis of our charge and see our billing schedule.
Why Choose Us?
We shall seek to create a culture of transparency, trust and confidence in our relationship with schools.
We shall seek the best possible competitive prices through access to the NEPO contract. We have previously undertaken a price testing exercise using an independent energy broker for both Electricity and Gas, the results of both exercises confirmed that we are securing value via the existing procurement arrangements. We will continue to undertake price testing as necessary on a timely basis.
We will undertake monthly analysis of costs and consumption through the TEAM SIGMA® Energy monitoring and targeting (M&T) software system. We will investigate problem areas using a range of diagnostic equipment and site visits. We provide a telephone support service on all aspects of energy.
Whilst it has not been possible to implement a monthly billing cycle, we have arranged access to our Electricity and Gas suppliers online billing portals which enables schools to monitor monthly consumption and billing data giving schools better clarity to assist with planning for quarterly costs.
We have introduced a formal issues management framework in line with our SLA framework which ensures that queries raised are managed according to communications protocols and SLA commitments to ensure resolution.
School springs into action
North Tyneside will be looking spick and span this spring thanks to the return of an annual campaign and commitment from the local community.
With help from local residents, businesses, schools and community groups, the Big Spring Clean aims to combat litter and dog fouling in North Tyneside.
And this week, pupils from Richardson Dees Primary School helped launch the campaign, which is celebrating its 11th year.
The pupils were invited to take part in a clean-up of the school grounds alongside the council’s environmental mascot Waldo the Wonderdog.
Cllr Carl Johnson, cabinet member with responsibility for the Environment, said: “As the council, we strive to make sure our borough is an attractive place to live, work and; visit, and we couldn’t manage that without the help of the local community.
“The community involvement we see every year from the Big Spring Clean is fantastic. So many of our residents get involved and the pride they take in their local area makes our job so much easier.
“I’d like to say a big thank-you to everyone that gets involved when we run this campaign – so many people and groups in our borough work to keep their local area spotless every day.”
Also part of the campaign, young people from the Princes Trust worked to transform an area at TyneMet College.
The group took neglected planters and improved them with help from the council – planting bulbs to grow over the spring and carrying out a litter pick on the grounds.
Running from March until the end of May, the Big Spring Clean invites the public to take part in council and community-led litter picks, that the authority will support by providing gloves, bags and litter pickers.
The campaign has seen extraordinary successes in the past, with over seven tonnes of litter being removed from the borough when the initiative was ran in 2018.
This year’s Big Spring Clean is part of the council’s Love Your Street campaign, encouraging residents to take pride in their local community.
There are a number of ways residents can get involved with this campaign, including litter picks and flower plantings.
The council will support residents in their efforts, supplying litter picks and bags for any street clean-ups and offering to collect any rubbish collected afterwards.
To find out about council-run litter picks, or to organise your own, email email@example.com, or call 0345 2000 103.
Discounted Access to The Key Membership!
Don't miss out!
Schools can benefit from 20% off membership of The Key. This exclusive discount will run from 1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020 in-line with the Governor Services SLA.
If you purchase the discounted subscription for your school, your governors will benefit from instant access to the Key's bank of resources and toolkits covering all aspects of governance.
Ofsted research project: Knife crime: safeguarding children and young people in education
Ofsted carried out a research project on knife crime in education. This report sets out our findings and recommendations. Ofsted carried out research in 29 schools, colleges and pupil referral units (PRUs) in London.
The research looked at 3 broad questions:
What are schools, colleges and PRUs in London doing to safeguard children and learners from knife crime while on school premises?
How are schools, colleges and PRUs in London giving children the knowledge and skills to stay safer in their local communities?
How are exclusions being used when children bring knives to school?
Overall, Ofsted’s study shows that it is extremely rare that children are caught up in serious violence on school grounds. However, it is also clear that schools’ valuable role in local partnerships is not being realised, leading to inconsistencies across London in the way schools respond.