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Join a new training pilot to help you manage your contracts and maximise your budget

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Charlene Pink is an Innovation Lead at the Department for Education and is currently working on a project which aims to give those who buy for their school the knowledge, skills and confidence to do so as effectively as they can. In this blog post, Charlene highlights a new training pilot which launches in February 2023.  

Teaching Vacancies: Putting money back into the classroom

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Teaching Vacancies is the free national service for state schools in England to list teaching, leadership, and education support roles. Will Bourke provides an update on the work the team has been doing to reduce the admin and cost burden for trusts when advertising vacancies.

Keeping everyone safe and secure in school

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In this blog, Russ Bland, Head of crime, fire and health and safety resilience for the Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA), tells us about the targeted work that his team are doing to keep schools with particular risks as safe and secure as possible.

YPO's Buildings in Use framework explained

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In this blog post, Megan Grimshaw, Procurement Projects Delivery Lead at YPO, highlights YPO’s Buildings in Use framework, which includes both catering and cleaning lots as well as much more. Megan will explain what the framework can offer, how it works, and how it can benefit schools. If you are looking for a catering service or want to outsource your cleaning, this could be the framework for you.

A new and improved framework for hiring supply teachers and other temporary staff

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Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has launched a new and improved version of its agency supply framework. Tom Harper is the Supply Teachers Category Manager at CCS. In this blog post, Tom will highlight the improvements to the framework and how you can access it.

School Resource Management: building a stronger system

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We wanted to find out more about the DfE's new Schools Resource Management (SRM) strategy and what it means for schools, so we asked Rachael Davies and Shazia Fletcher, joint heads of the School Resource Management strategy team, to tell us about it.

The View My Financial Insights (VMFI) tool – Supporting schools access commercial resources

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Anthony McLean, Communications Manager from the Improvement and Insight Division discusses the View My Financial Insights (VMFI) tool, created to help schools, academies and local authorities to quickly view and understand their financial information, in order to compare and identify areas where they could save money.