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"To offer personalised consultancy, training and development across the education sector. Our ethos is that collaboration gets the best results, between our partners, our services and our customers."
"Providing innovation, excellence and expertise to schools and academies across London and the South East."
We are a mutual company whose intention is to offer value for money services, to keep prices low, be commercially aware and to invest any profits back into the company for the benefit of the educational community.
Improving the life chances of children, young people and their families
Working with educational partners for the mutual benefit of the communities they serve
Providing fit for purpose educational professional services
As a new headteacher in Croydon last year, the service Octavo School Improvement provided meant that my transition from one local authority to a new LA was seamless. I was well informed and supported; was able to arrange bespoke sessions and reviews to fit my staff's needs and took advantage of the wide range of CPD opportunities available for staff at every level. I know that I can call on them at any time for advice or support.
Octavo IT staff are always helpful, resourceful and able to act on their own initiative. In addition, their response to the few critical incidents we have had has been exemplary and timely. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.
Our Schools Finance Consultant provided one of the best training sessions I have received. She has the ability to tailor her training to the individual needs of the customer taking into account their skill sets and capabilities. She has expert knowledge in a number of areas which she shares on an empathetic basis. She also has the ability to pace the training and provide essential tips to assist in improving the efficiency and productivity of the individual.
I am already looking forward to my next session with her.
It’s tough at the top
We’re here to help school leaders drive change and get the best out of their pupils and their staff.
Saving you time and money
Everything business managers need to optimise the efficient running of their school, in one place, without breaking the budget.
Leading with confidence
Support, training and equipping governors to drive school and pupils performance.
There is a lot to keep up with
Keeping staff up-to-date in an ever changing educational landscape and helping them to develop careers that inspire.
Find out more about our current stakeholders. Octavo is currently reaching out to all London boroughs so expert services offered by Octavo can benefit pupils across London.
Croydon London Borough Council is the local authority for the London Borough of Croydon in Greater London, England. It is a London borough council, one of 32 in the United Kingdom capital of London. Croydon is divided into 24 wards, electing 70 councillors.
CHTA was founded to provide networking,support and training to the Head teachers of educational providers in Croydon – whatever their organisational status. Our membership draws from colleagues in nurseries, children’s centres, special schools, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and all forms of alternative provision across the borough.
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