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Diocesan
Schools
Service level
Agreement
2016-2019

Core Services

for Diocesan Schools

Over the last 3 years 95% of schools have taken out at least Core Level support enabling us to develop our service offer greatly.

We hope that every school as a minimum will continue to be part of the Core Service Agreement. Set out below is a summary of the support and range of services available. Church schools that are part of this agreement will have had their cost subsidised by at least £500 to ensure equity across all schools.


The Core Service Level Agreement will allow all schools to access the following services:

Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE) Adviser support for your school
School Improvement
Governor Support
Statutory issues and inspections
ODBE Communications
Headteacher Appointments
Resources

Additional Core Services

for VA Schools and Academies

Buildings, premises and land
Admissions
Appeals

Cost

Core Services for VC Schools

£4.75 per pupil

Price Frozen 2016 - 2019

Subject to a minimum charge of £500 per school and a maximum of £900

Core Services for VA Schools and Academies

£6.25 per pupil

Price Frozen 2016 - 2019

Subject to a minimum charge of £500 per school
and a maximum of £1,700 for primary and £2,150 for secondary schools

Sign up for Core Services for 3 years and enhanced this package annually as school needs demand. Your Service agreement charge will be invoiced in 3 annual instalments.

Enhanced Service Agreement

In addition to the core services the following enhanced support packages are offered at a discounted rate and will be tailored to your school’s specific needs eg:

Enhanced Services
Costs Cost per day £ Cost £
Option 1
3 pre-booked visits including planning & follow up support
475 1,425
Option 2
6 pre-booked visits including planning & follow up support
450 2,700

Menu of Additional Services

This range of Additional Services is available to you as part of your enhanced SLA. However these services can also be purchased separately and tailored to your schools’ needs. You may wish to plan with your adviser how best to use your SLA in order to maximise effectiveness and value.

Additional Services bought separately are available at a cost of £500 per day:


Whole School Review using the Ofsted framework - All areas (Min 2 days)

Audit of school using Ofsted criteria by a team of Ofsted trained advisers appropriate to the size of the school. This Health Check will include the production of a short report. At least 1 day in school plus half a day preparation and the same for writing up the report. The Health Check will include feedback on Achievement, Behaviour & Safety, Teaching & Learning, Leadership & Management and Overall Effectiveness.

Health Check on Outcomes for Pupils (Achievement & Progress) (1 day)

Audit of data to include half day school visit to look at ‘in-school’ data as well as published data from sources such as DfE and RaiseonLine (RoL).

Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare Health Check (Min 1 day)

Audit of school documentation and records plus 1 day school visit and includes a brief report.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Health Check (2 days)

Audit of school documentation including pupils’ work. Discussion with pupils and some key staff as part of 1 day school visit. At least 4 part lessons will be observed and includes a brief report.

Leadership and Management Health Check (2 days)

Audit of school documentation. Discussion with pupils, key staff and governors as part of 1 day school visit. This Health Check includes a brief report.

SIAMS Health Check (2 days)

The SIAMS inspection framework will provide the basis for this Health Check. The actual day can be tailored to suit the needs of the school but can include review of self-evaluation, observations of Collective Worship and Religious Education, conversations with co-ordinators, parents, governors and pupils.

The school will receive a brief report.

Worship Health Check (1 day)

The SIAMS Inspection Schedule will provide the framework for this Health Check. Discussion with pupils, key staff and governors as part of two half day school visits. The adviser with the co-operation of the school will aim to observe at least 2 examples of worship or collective worship. Audit of school documentation including relevant policies and their impact on practice.

This Health Check will include a brief report.

RE Health Check (1 day)

The SIAMS Inspection Schedule will provide the framework for this Health Check. Discussion with pupils and some key staff as part of 1 day school visit. Up to 4 part lessons will be observed depending on the size of the school. Audit of school documentation including pupils’ work.

This Health Check will include a brief report.

Governance Review (2 days)

Audit of the governor policy and practice. This will involve reviewing governor minutes and relevant school documentation, (including checking that all necessary annual reports are published) the interview of key staff and governors against a review tool developed by the diocese based on Ofsted, SIAMS and DfE guidance on what contributes to effective governance.

This review will include a brief report.

Headteacher Performance Appraisal

This service is a bespoke service and costs £600. It includes full facilitation for governors, full analysis of current practice and recorded documentation compliant with national requirements.

Planning for Developing your School Buildings

Bespoke support provided to ensure that schools have in place a five-year premises development plan – which is particularly important in these times of financial shortages. We will work with consultants to spread the cost of the condition surveys over five years and then convert them into a five-year premises plan for you, which is invaluable for bidding for capital funding. School leaders can feel secure in the knowledge that they will have a link person at the diocese who will be their dedicated premises adviser.

Cost: condition survey (spread over a maximum of five years) + 1-2 days of DBE support.

Admissions & Appeals

We are able to offer you bespoke support starting from the writing of your admissions policy (for implementation 18 months later), through the statutory consultation stage and admissions process culminating in support for any appeal hearings. This includes ensuring that the supporting information and case made by the school is as strong as possible and that the school is effectively supported at the appeal hearing – this includes presenting officer training.

Cost: 1 Day+

In addition bespoke work may be commissioned in relation to:

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