"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 part of Croydon Council. Our focus is to offer value for money services and provide high quality training and educational support services for schools and other educational settings in Croydon and the surrounding areas.
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
It has been wonderful to attend training delivered by those who understand how people learn. I have recently been in many corporate trainings with no interaction. The break out rooms and discussions are invaluable.
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.
Our Educational Psychologist visited our school, to model supervision techniques in the Spring Term. We all found the session to be very helpful and informative. We were able to discuss challenging cases and scenarios in a confidential and supportive setting and left feeling happier and more positive. We would strongly recommend the Octavo Designated Safeguarding Lead supervision support ad we plan to hold similar sessions in the future.
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.
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. Croydon Council is exploring the formation of a new Education Partnership Board in conjunction with Croydon Head Teacher’s Association CHTA.
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