Services We Offer

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

  • • 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 provided by Essential Design NW Ltd.
    • HR support
    • Legal services provided by Mitchell Charlesworth.