School to School Services

School to School Services from Ridgeway Academy

Our aim is to offer you skills and experiences from our body of experts that will enable you to improve outcomes for pupils through an efficient and effective operation. Whether in the classroom or back office areas of your school, we will work with you to identify the best approach required to meet your needs and achieve your aims.

Ridgeway Academy is able to offer a variety of services, in flexible and bespoke packages, on a daily rate basis or a longer term service level agreement.

For more information on any of the services outlined below please contact Clare Skinner, School Business Manager, on 01527 892867 or via email using cls140@ridgeway.academy

School Leadership

With a vast array of background experience, our Leadership Team can support schools in all areas of academic life whether it is producing a School Development Plan, carrying out a self-evaluation review or completing a faculty/department review. We can support with school improvement, data analysis and training school leadership teams in order to drive efficiencies through effective school leadership.

School Business Management

Ridgeway Academy can provide you with essential business and finance advice to meet the needs of your school. The expertise that we can offer includes:

  • Budget management and review
  • Administration and office reviews
  • School business management
  • Restructuring and succession planning support
  • Procurement support
  • Marketing
  • Responsible Officer visits

IT Technician Support

Ridgeway Academy can support schools to maximise their IT resources and ensure they are always operating smoothly to support pupil outcomes effectively. We offer a technician who can assess and repair software and hardware issues as well as supporting with procurement and staff training on getting the best out of the IT in individual school settings. We also offer support with web design and communications to stakeholders.

Administration

Whether on an adhoc basis or a longer term agreement, Ridgeway Academy is able to support with school administration to ensure that teachers are able to teach. The services we offer include:

  • Reprographics
  • MIS Database management (SIMS, Go 4 Schools)
  • Finance Officer (SAP, Pebble, ParentPay)
  • HR administration
  • PA services

Outdoor Learning

Ridgeway Academy is located in a beautiful, semi-rural setting and is proud of its outdoor facilities. Our Outdoor Learning Centre provides a base for up to 15 pupils who can access our small holding (which includes goats, sheep and pigs), forest school and gardening areas. Schools are able to access these resources using their own staff or with the support of our Outdoor Learning Team who can deliver Shine and Thrive to pupils in order to support their social, emotional and behavioural needs outside of the traditional classroom environment.

Governance

Our Governing Body is forward thinking, the governors have successfully converted the school to an Academy and then completed a “significant change” to convert from a Middle to a Secondary school. The Governors are able to offer support and guidance in these areas as well as with policy reviews and overall reviews of governance in schools.