Are you reviewing your school or trust's insurance arrangements this autumn? Louise Green works in the Department for Education's Schools Commercial Team. In this blog post, Louise talks about the benefits of the DfE’s Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA), an alternative to commercial insurance for state funded schools.
Lindsey Roberts, Engagement and Outreach Coordinator for the School Resource Management team, explains how the DfE's School Resource Management Adviser (SRMA) programme can support you with managing your school or academy trust’s finances or resources.
In this blog post, Zoe Allcott, Business Manager at Thrive Education Partnership, shares her experience of using the Get help buying for schools service, including the level of support she received and how the service has helped her to upskill.
In this blog post, Jason Murgatroyd, Executive Head at Grangetown Primary School in Middlesbrough, shares his experience of using Get help buying for schools to buy catering and cleaning, and how it could help you with your buying too.
Kirsty Bridgland, Commercial Manager at KCS Procurement Services, discusses the options available to schools or trusts looking for a sustainable alternative when sourcing IT hardware.
Ross Buthee, Commercial Lead at Crown Commercial Service, blogs about the Print marketplace framework, an online purchasing portal which puts the power of making more sustainable choices in the hands of schools and trusts.
Kevin Draisey, Head of Procurement Operations, updates us on Get help buying for schools, and how state-funded schools and trusts can get the most out of this free service.
As we celebrate International School Meals Day 2023 on 9 March, Charlotte Springthorpe, Customer Relationship Manager at Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO), highlights two new DfE approved catering frameworks.
In this blog post, Emma Foulkes, Chief Finance Officer, shares her experience of using the Get help buying for schools service to buy transport for her school.
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.