Norwich’s Federation of schools and colleges
When trail-blazing Dick Palmer and his team decided to look at cutting costs and improving quality by sharing back-office services with other institutions, he didn’t think ‘which areas should we start with’, he just decided to go the whole hog straight away. So if you’re interested in removing all of the non-core, non-teaching distractions from your curriculum staff, then read the case studies below.
Dick, Chief Executive of City College Norwich, worked closely with the teams from his own college, two schools (City Academy Norwich and Wayland Community College) and the soon to be formed Norfolk University Technical College to form a new, but wholly member-owned Shared Services company: Transforming Education in Norfolk. This new company now providers all services for all partners that are not front-line teaching and learning.
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