Surrey County Council’s Transition out of the Strictly Education 4S contract

Summary of what is changing v12



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Service/Task

Do 4S currently trade this or provide on behalf of SCC?

Do schools have to purchase this?

Future arrangements

School Effectiveness monitoring and challenge - all phases inc Early Years settings

Includes LA statutory over view of standards in all schools; issuing warning letters, investigating and responding to OFSTED qualifying complaints, brokering Interim leadership arrangements and removing delegated authority /appointment of IEBs

No - service ceased Sept 2018; limited activity up to end of March 2019 for monitoring primary schools on Focussed Support Programme known as Team Around the School

All curriculum and leadership support is currently traded. Only schools on targeted support have had consultancy funded by LA in the past.

LA School Effectiveness team to monitor schools and, liaising with schools partnership, broker effective support for those schools causing concern; including intervention where appropriate

NB The LA will exercise its right to be involved in Headship appointments at Community and VC schools

Non statutory School Improvement Teaching and Learning targeted Support and consultancy - all phases

No all previously LA funded activity ceased Sept 2018 when grant ceased. 4S continue to trade some aspects eg HLTA training

Schools to purchase T and L and curriculum support or trade among themselves

LA will broker targeted support only for schools causing concern from schools partnership (For Schools) and others as required

LA statutory duty to provide general support and promote high standards for all through core universal CPD

Yes currently delivered as traded services paid for by schools

Yes may be purchased from any provider

Envisage that schools partnership will identify core CPD and needs arising from data analysis

LA Statutory Governor support eg database, LA gov. appoints, free advice, guidance and support via help desk, appointment/deployment of ASGs and IEBs

Currently B4S until 31/3/ 2019 paid for by SCC

N/A

From1/4/19 COGNUS will deliver on behalf of LA

The company will work in partnership with For Schools and the LA

Gov Body Clerking service non statutory for LA but schools must employ a clerk to govs.

Yes currently avail from 4S as traded service

Yes schools must purchase a clerking service or directly employ a clerk to Governors

Purchased service from any provider

Non-statutory governor training

Yes currently avail from 4S and others paid for by schools

Yes schools to purchase

Purchased service from any provider

EYFS assessment and moderation (Reception classes) not statutory but key strategic priority for LA

Currently 4S - No charge for visits to schools in moderation sample.

Schools pay for briefings for moderators and for CPD

LA to manage moderation and assessment process and trade some elements of service wef April 2019

KS 1 and 2 statutory assessment and moderation

Yes funded by LA for maintained schools. Acads pay

No selected maintained schools are moderated free of charge

LA to manage wef 1/4/19. Only academies, NMIs and Free Schools pay their selected moderation provider

CPD for teachers new to statutory assessment and moderation for EYFS and KS 1 and 2

Currently 4S traded service not funded by LA ; schools get annual grant for this

Yes until 31 March then LA will trade or provide free of charge eg briefings for selected sample schools

Schools may purchase this service from newly formed LA team or any approved/licensed provider

NQT support schools must register new teachers with an accredited provider

4S Service ceased July 2018. Remaining registered NQTs being supported up to Spring 2019 when all should have qualified

Yes schools pay for this service for their NQTs

Purchased service from any approved/licensed provider eg SCITTs

SEND provision monitoring inc statutory checks on safeguarding and educational provision in selected NMIs

Yes 4S formerly supported this function, paid for by SCC. Contract ceases March 2019

No LA has duty to monitor schools do not pay for this

LA team to continue to monitor, challenge and advise schools in partnership with For Schools Free to schools

Strategic Health and Wellbeing programmes eg TaMHs, anti- bullying etc

Yes Healthy Schools and other projects currently being supported by 4S and Public Health/SCC staff, but will end with contract in March

Yes in some cases eg INSET, audits etc Some guidance will be free

Health priorities delivered by SCC and Public Health team; aspects may be sold services in due course eg training, briefings or school audits, accreditation etc

LA strategic policy on policy on inclusion and guidance on Inclusive practice

Not commissioned from 4S in recent years

Not currently a sold service

LA will deliver policy framework and promote development programmes in schools. Working with schools partnerships

Statutory support for SACRE (RE and collective worship)

Yes Currently 4S but contract ends 31/3/19

No LA must fund this service

New contract with Guildford Diocese starts 1/4/19

Service/Task

Do 4S currently trade this or provide on behalf of SCC?

Do schools have to purchase this?

Future arrangements

Financial monitoring of school budgets and reducing risk to SCC

Yes but contract will cease

No its an LA strategic task, not a sold service to schools

LA to monitor from 1/4/19

School financial support for bursar and Leadership- package includes financial advice, budget setting, helpdesk

Yes, currently a traded service with 4S and other providers

Yes schools may continue to purchase from any provider

LA team will not trade this service

Supporting ICT infrastructure between schools , DfE and LA

Yes until March 2019

No it is LA duty to secure connectivity

LA will deliver from April 2019

Information Management and schools data collection statutory service

Yes delivered in partnership - 4S collect data , LA analyse it; this ends in March 2019

No its an LA duty to collect data and not charge schools maintained schools for this. Schools may purchase a data analysis service from SCC

LA will deliver whole task wef 1/4/19 and will be data collecting, cleansing and advising on stat data returns. Will also offer traded analysis

IT equipment maintenance SLA

Yes, currently traded but will 4S have notified schools this service will cease

Yes

Schools may purchase from market providers or employ own technician

SIMS support through helpdesk

Yes 4S sold service

Yes it will continue with 4S

LA will not be offering this support

Statutory HR policy development and written general guidance on good practice in schools where the LA is employer inc union liaison, pay agreements etc.

Yes delivered in partnership with LA and paid for by LA

No this is LA duty for Community and VC schools. Acads, Found, VA , Free Schools are employer of staff and will provide this service

LA will provide for all maintained schools

NB The LA will exercise its right to be involved in Headship Recruitment at Community and VC schools

School specific HR consultancy support package inc recruitment, dismissal, capability, advice on employment issues, case work

Yes currently a traded service from 4S and others. Schools have named consultant and access to helpdesk

Will continue to be traded and schools will have to purchase from whichever provider they choose

LA will not trade this with individual schools although there will be a general helpline that is free to Community and VC schools

Service/Task

Do 4S currently trade this or provide on behalf of SCC?

Do schools have to purchase this?

Future arrangements

Safeguarding policy and guidance

No B4S not commissioned for this; LA retained duty

Not a sold service; free from LA

LA duty to promote safeguarding in schools and ensure they are meeting their statutory duties. Advice and training to be available from single advice point

Safeguarding training ( both on line and face to face)

Yes, some CPD has been available as sold service by 4S; this may not be available from 4S after March 2019

Yes schools may purchase training from wherever but advise caution and refer to SSCB online training and documents

Available from SCC and other providers. Some LA briefings will be free to all maintained schools and some courses will be delivered as traded service

Strategic Risk, Health and Safety guidance

Yes a stat duty partially delivered by 4S in partnership with LA officers up to 31/3/19

4S will continue to sell some H and S training, site visits and inspections

LA will continue to deliver all stat. H and S guidance and provide handbook on line. Some CPD will be offered on traded basis as currently

3 year Tree surveys

NB not remedial works on trees or grounds maintenance

Yes has been provided on behalf of SCC free of charge but B4S will cease task on 31/3/19

No, tree surveys continue free of charge but if works are required school will have to commission and pay for them

LA will deliver free tree surveys to maintained schools and will also offer traded service for remedial works along with other providers

Grounds maintenance procurement and contract management

Yes traded by 4S or school to make own arrangements at end of their contract

Yes this managed service will continue be traded by 4S or other providers

Schools may directly procure or use other procurement services as now

Caretaking and cleaning procurement and contract management

Yes traded by 4S or school to make own arrangements at end of their contract

Yes this managed service will continue be traded by 4S or other providers

Schools may directly procure or use other procurement services as now

School meals contract procurement and management

Yes traded by 4S or school to make own arrangements at end of their contract

Yes this managed service will continue be traded by 4S or other providers

Schools may procure themselves or use other procurement services as now

FSM checks

Yes 4S provide service on behalf of SCC (NB may be a contract extension to end of academic year July 2019)

Academies purchase; 4S will provide service up to end of academic year then it may transfer to LA

LA to do free FSM checks for maintained schools and traded checking for others wef 1/9/19