We are committed to helping generate community social value in any way possible.
First and foremost, we look to generate savings in the back office that can be used to enhance the educational experience of pupils. We have nearly 20 years’ experience of supporting mainstream and special schools, academies and multi-academy trusts and have helped save them tens of millions of pounds, money that can then be spent in the classroom or on essential resources and equipment. Over the past year we have helped schools save over £9m, enough to buy 30,000 chrome books, or 340,000 chairs, or 180,000 gym mats!
In addition to generating savings in school budgets, there may be opportunities where the community can also benefit, through creating employment and apprenticeships as well as supporting professional development. We contribute to the cost of CIPS training for our customers and provide free professional development through our procurement knowledge share videos and workshops.
Our commitment to education extends to supporting our own Trust, where we have helped open new primary schools in some of the most challenging areas of London. Our ongoing voluntary support has enabled our eight schools to benefit from highly effective back office support, whilst the schools have focused on all achieving Good or Outstanding ratings from Ofsted.