The Package

Our ability to co-ordinate comprehensive delivery teams who can provide wide-ranging support and expertise is supported by our extensive partnership work, robust governance and the fact that the Alliance is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Danes Educational Trust. The latter ensures that strong financial procedures are in place with a detailed Scheme of Financial Delegation and a comprehensive Finance Manual to ensure that it adheres to the ESFA Academies Financial Handbook. Detailed financial reports are distributed to the Management Committee to ensure effective financial management and budget control. The Alliance is subject to regular Reporting Officer checks from an independent accountancy firm and the yearly audit is carried out by the audit firm, who ensure that the accounts are prepared in accordance with the ESFA Academies Account Direction.

All bids and action planning are underpinned by due diligence. Prior to any support work commencing, considered conversations regarding priority areas are held with the Senior Leaders of those schools with whom we work. A key feature of our support work in a number of schools is the appointment of an external Chair who conducts all half termly Action Group meetings (including representation from the governing body) and provides both the agenda and minutes. Thus transparency is assured in all working practice and there is a sustained focus upon assuring the quality and impact of the support work received.

  • 21/01/20 Train to teach with one of our excellent Herts and Bucks schools and do talk to the fabulous or , our Lead Hub schools. Read more
  • 21/01/20 Thank you for your expert facilitation today, Amriss. Your 'Independent Learning in Physics' course received the following feedback: 'The ideas were amazing, practical, engaging'; 'Where do you get your energy from?' and 'Best physicist'!!!
  • 21/01/20 Lovely feedback from our SEP visitor to yesterday: 'an invaluable experience as I consider the final options for my ITT application...Particularly pleasing was to see the professional satisfaction that the teachers got from their lessons...a joy.' Thank you .
  • 20/01/20 Delighted to welcome our colleagues to their Module 4 Workshop at today. Do enjoy the day. Read more