• You have made me, a child from Winsford, want to see and explore the world. You have changed the school and my education for the better and I would not have achieved all that I have without this. School Leaver's 'Thank You' Letter, 2017

North West Academies welcome the opportunity to work with new schools, whether they join our trust or seek school-to-school support

Our trust offers a wide range of services, individually tailored to address each school’s specific needs and requirements. We get to know the school, its pupils, staff and parents, and form a genuine partnership that will encourage and promote positive change.

Below are some of the ways we can help.

  • Educational Support

    • Guidance on strategic school improvement work
    • Monitoring of results and data
    • School-to-school support through shared teacher links
    • Mentoring of teaching staff and NQTs
    • Support of a dedicated School Improvement Partner
    • Action and school development planning
    • SEND support
    • Performance management of senior staff

  • Ofsted Guidance

    • New Ofsted framework training and support
    • Support with Ofsted preparation
    • Monitoring, evaluation and guidance on strategic school development planning

  • Leadership and Management

    • Developing vision and strategy
    • Support with Ofsted preparation
    • Monitoring, evaluation and guidance on strategic school development planning
    • Advice on staffing and school structure
    • Recruitment and interview support

  • Governance

    • Development of robust and efficient governance structures
    • Advice on third party agreements
    • Governor training
    • Effective clerking support

  • Financial Management and Support

    • Financial compliance with EFA and DfE requirements of the Financial Academies Handbook
    • Support with and/or submission of EFA required documents
    • Effective budget planning and financial monitoring
    • Preparation of annual and monthly budgets and reports
    • Provision, hosting, training and support for SAGE
    • Review and reconciliation if required of monthly payroll journal
    • Submission of all VAT claims
    • Monthly LGPS and teacher pension uploads
    • Statutory audit support, including preparation for pensions and the annual financial accounts audits
    • General advice on business-related and compliance-related issues

  • Other Services we can provide

    • Health and safety support and compliance
    • Marketing and communications support
    • Medicash healthcare plan
    • Catering
    • Website design and hosting
    • HR support
    • Legal services provided by Oliver & Co.