At Schools Plus we are constantly growing and adding new schools, academies and colleges to our estate. We work tirelessly to find schools, from up and down the country, that we think would benefit from our services.
If you are part of an organisation that you think would greatly benefit from working with Schools Plus (or even if you just have one in mind) then this blog will hopefully be very helpful to them.
We’ve noted down a few of the general questions we often get asked during initial conversations with potential new schools and sites. After reading this your school will be confident to get in touch with us and start working together.
I’m an interested School, how do I get in contact with you?
You can contact our Development Director, Mike Jenkinson-Deakin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mike will be delighted to arrange a telephone conversation or take part in an initial site visit.
What type of services do you offer?
We are pleased to offer a fully-managed lettings service, as well as relief caretaking, to our client schools.
We already run our own lettings in school, will this matter?
If you are looking at how to increase your lettings, reduce the administrative burden, or have other changes on the horizon, such as staffing changes, it would be an ideal time to talk to us.
My school is part of a trust; can we still work together?
Absolutely. We are happy to talk to the Trust as a whole, or to individual schools within the Trust.
Will you work around our school calendar?
Your school use always comes first, and we are happy to work around your school calendar.
How do you address safeguarding on site?
There are a range of processes we undertake to address safeguarding, too detailed to address in this short blog. Mike, who is also our Designated Safeguarding Lead, can talk you through these.
My school has very particular guidelines on Sports/Worship/Events can you work within them?
We always work with our client schools to reflect their core values and ethos. We will be happy to discuss your guidelines.
I’m a PFI school, how does work with Schools Plus?
PFI arrangements can be complex. An initial telephone conversation will be useful to find out more about your own school’s arrangement.
How much do you charge?
We have a financial arrangement with you to ensure that you see strong income, free of risk. Each offer is dependent upon the facilities and other opportunities at the school, so please contact us to discuss this.
Will we be able to view what customers are using the site?
We give you clear sight of all activities at your school. You also retain the power of veto over all groups, individuals and employees.
I’m only a small school / primary school, can this work at my site?
Small sites offer different challenges. Contact Mike and he will be happy to discuss your own school.
We hope this blog proved helpful. All answers were curated with the help of
our Development Director, Mike Jenkinson-Deakin who would be delighted to hear from any and all potential new schools.