Central Services

The Trust has a well-established team who provide central services to its schools.  These are tailored to the needs of the school and we are able to provide a bespoke package as required.  The aim of the central service delivery is to enable school leaders to focus their energy on their educational provision. 

Key staff are the Director of Finance (CFO), Director of Human Resource, Director of Facilities and the Director of ICT who will all manage schools’ key areas of business. In addition, the Trust is able to offer, facilities management and letting, catering advice, management and delivery, health and safety support, GDPR provision, transport services, procurement provision and clerking services.

Facilities management

  • Site and facilities management
  • Lettings and community use
  • Building development / future proofing
  • Health and Safety management and guidance
  • Management of all building projects / school facility improvement projects
  • Contract management
  • In house cleaning and maintenance teams

Human Resource

  • Development of workforce strategy
  • Staff absence management
  • Management of staff grievance / complaints
  • Wellbeing strategy and support services for staff
  • Recruitment & employment services
  • GDPR

Financial Management

    • ESFA financial returns
    • Curriculum led budget forecasting
    • Procurement practice and process
    • 3/5 year budget forecast and monthly budget monitoring
    • Financial management and reporting to Governing Bodies as well as Trust Directors
    • Gift aid returns to schools
    • New system installation / integration
    • Internal assurance
    • Bid writing expertise


    • Governing body recruitment process
    • Administration of Governing body and Trust meetings and committees
    • Creation and distribution of all Governing body Trust body minutes and associated activities
    • Administration and preparation of Trust wide governance procedures / protocols / reporting mechanisms


    • Strategic financial planning over 3 / 5 years
    • Infrastructure management and development
    • Web site development and maintenance
    • Cyber security
    • Network development
    • On site system support service
    • Staff training


    • Advice and support on all aspects of catering supply and delivery and staffing
    • Support and guidance on nutritional requirements for school meals
    • CPD / guidance around allergen advice and procedures