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Partners

Partners

Apptavi

Apptavi design powerful, flexible and accessible online classroom management tools, created specifically for teachers and leaders.  The Apptavi toolkit is a single-site web application – providing easy access to staff, students and parents from any internet connected device.

Designed in collaboration with schools nationwide, and across all streams of education, our web software tools are ‘Designed by Teachers, for Teachers’.  Apptavi tools are available standalone, with each focusing on reducing repetitive workloads and addressing key challenges in education – including live reporting, parental engagement and easing recording and access to student data.  For those schools, organisation and MAT’s looking for a more advanced system, Apptavi tools seamlessly interact with one another, providing powerful crossover features to make life simple.

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T: 020 4526 4563

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Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP is a national law firm independently recognised as award-winning legal and HR experts. Trusted by over 1,300 schools and academy trusts each year Browne Jacobson is delighted to support and contribute to the MATs Summit 2021.

Browne Jacobson provide genuine insight and a fresh perspective to the issues you face. They also deliver client focused solutions rather than technical answers to defined legal questions.

For further information on how they can help you contact:

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T: 0370 270 6000

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Chameleon PDE (Personal Development Education)

Chameleon PDE (Personal Development Education) offer schools a range of services to support the implementation of PSHE, Citizenship, and Careers education across all phases, and for SEND and alternative provision settings. Co-founded by Angela Millken-Tull and Richard Palmer, who both have over 25 years' experience as teachers, LA advisors and independent consultants, Chameleon seeks to empower schools to put them in the driving seat and offer the best possible personal development education for their pupils to safeguard their futures and enhance aspiration.

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T: 07772 191210 / 07508 662284

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Chartwells

Our education catering and food services team are proud to serve millions of nutritious, fun and tasty meals to students in schools, academies, colleges and universities across England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.

We treat every partnership as an individual and bespoke our offering to such, we know that every school and academy is different! Chartwells focuses on helping those in education to build strong bodies, sharp minds and lead long, healthy lives. To find out more about our services please contact our Business Development Team.

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Community Playthings

Children need simple, natural environments that promote open-ended, imaginative play. Since 1947 Community Playthings, has designed and manufactured wooden furniture and play equipment, drawing on expertise from childcare professionals across the UK and internationally.

Made in our workshops in the UK, the solid wood construction and robust joinery make for products that last decades. Our furniture is mobile, modular and adaptable, enabling you to change and configure your environments to suit the needs of each child and staff member.   All items carry our standard 15-year warranty, and we provide free 2-week delivery anywhere in the UK.

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T: 0800 387 457

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CPOMS

Do you need a secure, intuitive electronic filing system for all your safeguarding, wellbeing, and pastoral needs? Then look no further – CPOMS is the Answer”. CPOMS is currently used by more than 14,000 establishments spanning the UK, Ireland, Africa, Asia, Canada, USA and wider Europe. Initially brought to market in its’ infancy in 2011, CPOMS has since evolved into a 4th generation all-encompassing safeguarding solution. It is driven by a team of specialists with extensive experience in the Education Sector and feedback from our longstanding and loyal customer base. We passionately believe and have seen in action how CPOMS has revolutionised recording processes within a wide range of settings from Nurseries and Schools to Diocese, Sports Clubs, Independent Schools and FE Colleges. CPOMS StaffSafe allows the uploading, record keeping and governance of information relating to all adults working within a particular setting. From managing your SCR to creating a chronology of information for individuals, CPOMS Staff Safe is easy to use, easy to access and easy to manage.

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T: 01756 797766

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Creative Education

Creative Education provide a huge range of engaging, accessible, online courses designed to help every member of staff achieve their potential, and we’ve just launched a new course for Senior Mental Health Leads. Accredited and quality assured by the DfE, you can reclaim the full cost of the course so it’s completely free to you and your schools. Designed by Dr Pooky Knightsmith, the programme is very flexible and can be adapted to the specific needs of schools in your trust.

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T: 02086804077

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Eric Wright Building Consultancy

Eric Wright Building Consultancy works in partnership with Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs), providing strategic estates advice; compliance and maintenance services; and support with planned projects.

We’re regulated by RICS and experts in education. We currently support over 100 schools, helping them maintain safe, compliant and fit-for-purpose facilities. 

Eric Wright Building Consultancy has a track record of supporting MATs to grow their portfolios, by onboarding and re-brokering new schools. Our approach ensures consistency and absolute transparency of performance and cost management.

We’re your safe pair of hands - giving you peace of mind and removing the day-to-day worries of building management.

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T: 01772 694 702

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Every

Every provides easy to use software that helps organisations manage their varied operational compliance and HR requirements.

Every’s Compliance Management is ideal for those organisations that want consistency across their sites and a true end-to-end compliance tool from top-level, real-time RAG compliance reporting to front line smartphone apps

Since launching in September 2019, Every’s HR system is used to manage tens of thousands of employees’ data, including contracts, absences, case management, performance, training and payroll reporting. The multi-site dashboard allows central teams to have a helicopter view of key information with the ability to drill down into the detail.

Our solutions are supported with professional services from asset collection to onsite training.

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T: 07492 061604

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HDC

Established in 1997 hdc have supplied schools all over the UK with high quality bespoke publications, such as student planners, teacher planners, personalised exercise books and knowledge organisers.

We pride ourselves in providing schools with the highest quality products at a competitive price.  We enjoy working with schools to customise our products to suit each schools’ specific needs and requirements.   We care about the environment and are part of The Woodland Carbon Capture scheme which  mitigates the CO2 emissions from the production and distribution of paper and materials.

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T: 0141 812 0199

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LMP Education

LMP Education is a national apprenticeship training provider that was graded "Good" by Ofsted in March 2020 and is currently ranked 4th in the "Rate My Apprenticeship" list of Top 50 Training Providers 2021-22.  We are particularly proud of this achievement because it is the apprentices themselves that rate us!

We also offer Traineeships which is a skills development programme that includes a work placement which must be a minimum of 6 weeks. A Traineeship helps prepare young people for an apprenticeship or job if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience.

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T: 07817 208 226

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NAHT

NAHT is the definitive voice of school leaders in education. Alongside our members, we work tirelessly on a basis of professional trust to create a better education system that supports leaders to lead for the benefit of both educators and students alike.

Benefits of membership include:

  • First class education management and employment advice;
  • Legal support and protection;
  • Negotiations on pay, conditions and pensions;
  • Influencing educational policy making across all phases;
  • High quality CPD and training;
  • Publications, guidance documents and useful website.

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T: 01444 472414

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Prospects Payroll

Prospects Payroll, part of Shaw Trust alongside Optimus Education, are a friendly and supportive payroll, pension and HR service to schools, academies, and MATs. By using our expertise in education and award-winning payroll and HR system, we save you time to focus on your school and supporting your young people. Our schools are overwhelmingly positive about our customer service. Particularly during the recent pandemic, our schools were grateful for the seamless and responsive service we continued to provide, including updates on the everchanging rules, regulations and payroll legislation.

We are looking forward to meeting you at the MAT Summit. If you would like to pre-book an appointment, please get in touch on the contact details below.

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T: 0121 521 2306

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QDP

QDP’s independently managed survey solution provides a confidential platform to ensure EVERY stakeholder is given a voice.

  • Tailored/bespoke questionnaires
  • Online/paper-based targeting
  • Control projects centrally or let schools control their own
  • Bespoke levels of support;
    • SurveyManager – our DIY web-based software
    • Gold Service – let QDP do everything for you
  • Comprehensive reporting including; Our brand new Leadership and Management Report, Internal/External/MAT Benchmarking, EIF reporting, Distance Travelled…

'…ability to track improvements is instrumental in shaping school improvement priorities.'

'…ability to compare data against other institutions is fantastic…I highly recommend QDP.'

'…confident no provider can match [QDP’s] price or products.'

Let us help YOU make a real difference and shape a better tomorrow.

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T: 01625 501917

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real PE

Create Development supports primary schools to transform PE experiences for EVERY child, teacher and family. real PE supports you to deliver an outstanding PE curriculum which meets the needs of EVERY child and one that EVERY teacher is confident to deliver.

real PE will:

  • inspire you through training;
  • equip you with an outstanding curriculum;
  • provide the best tools and resources;
  • transform staff confidence.

This sustainable solution is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements. It will also positively impact on EVERY child, teacher and family in your MAT both now and into the future.

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T: 020 8863 0304

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Reed Brand Communication

Reed Brand Communication are experts in schools marketing and branding, working both with schools and in them.

Our bespoke service is based on the three core elements of effective marketing: starting with Research and Insight, which informs Strategy and Planning, and this in turn directs Branding, Design and Communication.

We work with Heads, Senior Leaders and Governors to meet your key marketing challenges, identifying the best opportunities for growth and sustainability and helping you communicate your school or college’s values and vision.

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T: 020 8542 9494

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Scomis

Progressive MAT leaders tell us their technology goals include 

  • Moving their Management Information System to the cloud, and 
  • Developing their teams’ expertise in using cloud-based Information Communication Technology 

We work with over 800 schools and MATs across the country doing exactly this. Scomis delivers gold-standard MIS and ICT support and leadership. We contribute to measurably improved pupil, staff and trust outcomes. 

Our awards and accreditations pay testimony to the rigorous assessment and audit processes that we put ourselves through to continuously learn and share best practice.  

We’d love to meet you. Come and say hello. 

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T: 01392 385300

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Teacher Development Trust

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Unifrog

Unifrog is the complete whole-school destinations platform.

Our mission is to level the playing field when it comes to students finding and applying successfully for the best opportunities for them. We want to revolutionise CEIAG so that every student - regardless of background - finds their best next step.

We bring all the available information into a single, impartial, user-friendly platform to help students make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications. We also empower teachers to manage the progression process effectively to make sure Unifrog has a genuine impact in each of the 2,500 schools we work with.

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VWV

VWV is an award winning law firm with exceptional education expertise. It acts for clients nationally from offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham, providing  outstanding, cost-effective advice.

100% of VWV schools clients recommend them to others. Legal directories say - VWV's education practice enjoys a stellar reputation in the market place as a one-stop shop.

Key features include:

  • MAT formation, collaboration, conversion and strategic advice
  • HR, employment and safer recruitment
  • Governance and leadership
  • Company secretary training
  • health and safety, inspections and regulatory advice
  • pupil discipline, exclusions, SEN, admissions, child protection, equality and judicial reviews
  • trading, contracts and procurement

 

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Wesleyan Assurance Society

Wesleyan Assurance Society has been helping people secure their financial futures for over 180 years. We specialise in providing financial advice to the professions we all trust. This includes doctors, dentists and teachers.

Our specialist Wesleyan Financial Services Consultants help to support education professionals with their financial needs, covering everything from advice on buying your first home through to planning for retirement. We enable education professionals to access specialist advice in a range of formats, from webinars, group days, and remote sessions, to eGuides and individual no-obligation consultations.

To find out more about how we can support your staff, please contact our Business Development Team:

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T: 07818 011 524

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WorkNest

WorkNest (formerly Ellis Whittam) is a powerhouse of workplace and workforce support services with a wealth of experience supporting independent schools and Multi-Academy Trusts nationwide.

Its specialist Education Team consists of highly-qualified Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety experts with a genuine understanding of school leadership, governance and strategy.

Through pragmatic advice, powerful software and hands-on support, WorkNest empowers school leaders to manage employee issues effectively and compliantly and, through its unique four-pillar approach, provide an environment that is safe for staff and pupils.

Underpinned by the provision of dedicated experts, WorkNest allows schools to focus on maintaining and improving educational standards, safe in the knowledge that they are meeting their obligations.

T: 0345 226 8393

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If you are interested in exhibiting at our MATs Summit, please take a look at our exhibitor brochure. Alternatively, please contact Kate Greedy on 07921 820 275 or sponsorship@optimus-education.com.