The school improvement offer is based on face to face visits in schools with bespoke activities undertaken by the adviser, directed in advance by the school. A standard visit is of 7 hours duraction, it includes the pre visit preparation time and time to undertake a written note of visit or other agreed documentation. Typically, an adviser will be on the premises for a minimum of half a day.
The cost of each full visit is £500 + VAT.
Where the work of the adviser, including preparation, travel and time in school (or remote communication) can be done in half a day or less then the charge will be at half day rate.
The cost of each half day (or remote) visit is £350 + VAT.
Schools may commit to any number of visits throughout the year with no minimum or maximum number.
Where schools commit in advance to two or more visits then additional email and telephone advice is available between visits. This is designed to give schools maximum flexibility in their purchase of school improvement support and advice and to ensure that support is available at the time of need.
Schools will be allocated a named adviser from the team. Where schools have an existing relationship with an adviser who is part of the team, they will retain that adviser, except by mutual agreement.
For certain bespoke support activities an adviser, who is considered to be an expert in the field, may provide the service on behalf of the school's adviser, again by mutual consent.
Schools will be invoiced within 5 working days of each visit and payment is due within 28 days of the invoice date. Bank details will be provided for direct payments.
Advisers will not require access to pupil data off site (although this may be interrogated on site). Nationally available school performance data will be accessed to understand aspects of the school's performance. Any data held will only be for the specific purposes of providing high quality bespoke support and advice.
Advisers will hold a current DBS Enhanced Certificate. The certificate number will be made available to schools on request. Athena Education Ltd is covered for public liability and professional indemnity and is VAT registered, policy details are available on request.
Athena Education guarantees the quality of its work. If any complaint about standards of service is upheld, then there will be no charge levied for that service or activity.
We are aware there are other providers of school improvement services and that schools have a choice. We therefore aspire to be the best available and welcome any feedback from our clients.
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