"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."
Providing high quality Governance support, advice and training to school governing boards. Empowering leaders towards highly effective strategic leadership.
Empowering your Board to enhance school effectiveness through outstanding governance, robust accountability and clear strategic leadership in a constantly changing and demanding environment.
Just as every school and academy is unique, so are the demands of every governing board. Octavo’s personal approach provides bespoke consultancy, advice and training tailored to meet your Board’s developmental needs.
Our dedicated, highly skilled and experienced consultants provide governance support, training and clerking for all educational establishments, including single academies, multi academy trusts, maintained schools and independent organisations.
Providing specialist, rapid and comprehensive advice and assistance via telephone, email or face to face all year round for governors and clerks to ensure robust governance practice. In addition, Octavo supply welcome packs providing context and guidance for new governors, chairs and clerks.
Comprehensive, up to date, face to face training, in two venues, for governors and clerks. Extensive range of electronic learning modules for governors and clerks. Developing the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for effective governance.
As part of our clerking service, or for those ad hoc occasions when your own clerk is busy, Octavo can provide a professional clerk.
Octavo’s high quality, constructive, in depth governance reviews evaluate Boards and their impact on school improvement. By identifying the Board’s core strengths and areas for development, referring to Ofsted and other good practice criteria, Octavo’s reviews will provide Board’s with a strong platform for improved governance, helping Boards to be more skilled, focused and effective.
Strong and robust governance is a crucial part of a successful school. Boards are being asked to tackle underperformance, challenge mediocrity, refuse to accept second best for any child and set the highest of expectations. Boards are being held to account by Ofsted and are being asked to demonstrate the impact of their work on improving educational standards in their school. The importance and significance of outstanding governance and leadership across the education system has never been greater.
Governor Services work with Boards to empower you to provide outstanding strategic leadership and ensure that all children receive the best possible education. We work together so that your evidence is clear, concise and relevant, demonstrating the impact of your hard work and commitment.
Boards are equipped to provide clear strategic leadership and ensure robust accountability.
Boards can easily develop key skills, knowledge and understanding to help navigate the twists and turns of governance today.
Governors become more confident in carrying out their roles and responsibilities effectively.
Governors are equipped to raise achievement through monitoring and evaluating the performance of the school.
Professional, proactive advisors with up to date knowledge and experience of school, single academy, and MAT governance.
Boards receive a high quality, professional service, which is competitively priced and represents excellent value for money.
What happens if you take 5 School Governors from Croydon, drop them in the town of Joensuu, Finland for a week and allow them to ferret around a number of schools to try to get under the skin of the Finnish education system. This film is a record of that trip, the revelations and surprises that it showed us not just about the Finnish education system but also what it said about our own back in the UK.