Bexley Education Support Service Brochure 19-20
We are delighted to present our new support offer for 2019-20, and as you browse through the brochure, I trust many of you will recognise that this is an offer that has
been built with you, reflecting what you have indicated is needed and drawing in partner expertise to ensure that you can access high quality support locally.
We continue to operate within a national educational landscape which reflects that society faces significant challenges and a pace of change that is unprecedented. My team want to stand alongside you to meet our shared ambition that all children will thrive now and in the future. The partnership approach that you requested has shaped the journey whilst developing the offer.
We asked Heads and MAT leaders what you needed and where you felt there were gaps in what was available. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the head teachers and multi-academy trust leaders who have given their time to support this work. You told us that recruitment remains a challenge and the offer anticipates the early career framework for teachers as well as providing on-going opportunities for developing all teachers and leaders, drawing on the Bexley Teaching School Alliance expertise.
We are delighted to work with nationally renowned leaders and organisations, with elements of the offer representing cutting edge research, ideas and thought leadership. There are some potential solutions to local challenges; we are pleased to be able to offer the SENCo accreditation locally as well as work that responds to both current inspection themes and recognises the implications of the draft framework. Perhaps most importantly, I would like to draw your attention to our values as these demonstrate how Bexley Education Support Service seeks to complement the development of an exceptional local education system.
Our intention is to be a niche provider of school improvement support because of our approach to partnership working.
I am confident that you will see over the following pages an enhanced core offer to schools; and if you are a Bexley school, I look forward to outlining in the summer term how the offer connects to our new school improvement model.
Head of Strategic Education Partnership and School and College Improvement
Disadvantaged Learners Conference
Reaching their full potential
Our conference is for leaders in education who are committed to creating the best possible futures for our young people and want to know how to raise and maintain high standards of education in ways which are generative and supportive.
28 February 2020 9.15 - 4.00
Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7AT
Privilege library ticket
Bexley Library Service offers a special ticket to support your work with children
The New Tree Surveying and Management Service
The New Tree Surveying and Management Service
This service has now been relaunched and is available to any customer who has access to Bexley Services Network on a need basis with no contract.
The customer will get a professional service at a competitive price, which will be bespoke to their needs and only paying for the works carried out.
The customer will be provided with a copy of the survey and tree map including recommendations and quotations for any works.
If the recommended tree works are undertaken using the Bexley arboricultural contractors, the customer will get further tree advice or short consultations free of charge for a year after works are completed.
All you need to do is request a quote on the BSN site or contact Andrew Hayashi on
Tel: 020 3045 3275 (Ext 3275) Mobile: 07973694351
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to speak about your requirements.
The Council, your energy bills and BIU
Earlier this year, the Council engaged energy consultant British Independent Utilities (BIU) to audit gas and electricity bills going back 6 years. The outcome for most schools who are supplied via the Laser energy supply framework is a correction to the amount of VAT applied to your bill, usually resulting in a lower bill going forward. Beyond this, many schools also benefitted from a retrospective credit for the amount of Climate Change Levy (CCL) incorrectly applied to their bills, with a corresponding reduction to the cost of energy on future bills.
Of course, nothing is free and the Council needs to recoup the cost of employing BIU’s services. We have already paid one tranche of fees totalling several £1000. However, we would like your support in paying the remaining sum. For most schools, this will be a modest sum (around £250 or less). For some schools however, consuming larger volumes of energy, the fee may be higher. This is a one-time only cost; your bills will continue to reflect lower CCL charges and VAT duty. We will begin issuing invoices shortly and trust that you will support us with your payment in due course. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Mike Sexton on 020 3045 5127