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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 have received excellent advice and support from our HR advisor. This had included guidance on a support staff restructure, leading meetings and drafting letters which have all been done to a high standard and in a timely manner. Thank you for all that you do."
"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 w..."
"Our Octavo finance advisor has proved extremely helpful. We have availed the services for over a year now and there is clarity of finance and the strategic planning has shown improvement. Our adviser produces clear and informative reports and our SLT and governors understand these well. We highly recommend the Octave finance support service."
"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 assi..."
"Patrick Leavy has been working with our school as Schools Finance Manager since April 2017. He is very strategic in identifying areas for future savings. He has been instrumental in steering the school into the next phase of development, including the 5 year budget. Patrick’s presence and support at meetings with the Head, SBM, LA and governors has been most valuable."
"The best finance service our schools have ever had. Our consultant goes above and beyond, providing excellent advice and support. We would highly recommend this service to anyone."
"Working with Octavo’s Finance Service has been a great learning curve for me; not only has my confidence increased but I’ve found a new passion for accounts again.
Our Consultant doesn’t talk down to me in any way, which is what I’ve found in the past with consultants. He has a very open approach and is happy for me to contact him at any time!"
"We commissioned Octavo to provide education welfare support for pupils in commissioned education provision. Since then I have been pleased with the enthusiasm, initiative and energy they have bought to the work and they’ve not been phased by the complexity of some of cases they’ve dealt with."
"The Education Welfare Service we are receiving from Octavo is outstanding. Our scheduled visits are not only supportive to us but to our parents as well. It is a relief to know that we are working with someone who understands the needs of our families as well as we do."
"I strongly recommend Octavo’s Finance Service. Our Consultant uses a collaborative approach to communicate. He provides extensive financial reports and explains the implications. He replies to emails and calls very quickly."
"Exceptional, delivering an outstanding service in a very sensitive, skilful, thorough and efficient manner. Our Educational Psychologist has gone above and beyond and provided both the school, parents and other agencies with intelligent and prompt advice that has already made a positive difference to the lives of the children."
"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 t..."
"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."