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About Us

your strategic partner

S4S are a support services provider to over 200 schools, academies and trusts across England. We work in partnership with you, to fully understand your needs and challenges and to develop long term relationships, built on trust and confidence.


Increasingly, S4S are the go-to strategic partner for many academies and trusts who are looking to grow, be sustainable and achieve long term educational success.

We have a large team of subject matter experts to support with all elements of HR, Finance, Governance, Data Analysis and CPD. We also provide access to our network of trusted associates and partners, including specialists in legal matters, school improvement, payroll, attendance management, marketing, IT, web design and much more.

Our unique approach helps you understand how the dependencies between all operational aspects of a school, academy or trust life are intrinsically linked and are the foundation for a great educational experience for your pupils,

“Operational Excellence = Educational Excellence”.


Human Resources

driving performance and
supporting structures

The S4S HR Team work with schools, academies and trusts to provide a comprehensive range of Human Resources support.


We recognise that your most valuable resource is your staff; after all it’s your employees who help drive the School’s ambition to be outstanding.

We provide you with a range of professional support to assist in the management of those employees, enabling you to focus on raising standards for every child and young person, whilst ensuring you consistently receive the very best value for money.

We believe that performance excellence will drive the results that differentiate us from our competitors.

We pride ourselves on delivering services that are effective, add value and facilitate an improvement in school performance. Using a dynamic and creative approach, we strive to offer you proactive and practical advice on all your employee relations matters, no matter how challenging.


ensuring financial health,
growth & sustainability

We recognise that every school, academy and trust is unique, our team of experts will ensure that the service you receive will reflect this. Working in the best interests of schools, academies and trusts is at the heart of what we do.

We will provide you with professional strategic advice, enabling you to make the right decisions at the right time with the ultimate aim of improving educational performance.

We believe and fully understand that achieving and sustaining operational and financial excellence is crucial to achieving educational excellence. The S4S finance team have many years of experience of working with schools, academies, trusts, free schools, children’s centres, pupil referral units and local authorities and are committed to providing you with best of breed services and support.

Whilst we have a range of packages available, our preferred approach is to discuss your individual requirements and tailor our support to respond to the changing and challenging educational landscape.

Data and Information Services

supporting decision making
and accountability

We understand the role your school data has in evidencing school improvement. Our data and information services will provide you with a range of support to assist in the strategic and operational management of data in your school, allowing you to focus on raising standards.

Our team of data managers and specialists are focused on understanding your school/trust needs and are skilled in designing solutions that are appropriate to the challenges you face in leadership and management. We adopt a proactive approach to development, looking ahead to changes in policy and working closely with your school improvement partners and system suppliers.

Our data management support plays a key role in inspection processes, ensuring that you are fully prepared and can evidence the performance of your pupils in robust and innovative ways.

S4S also provide advice, guidance and training in the use of management information systems and are a fully licensed SIMS Support Unit. We can offer a complete and bespoke information management support package, easing the burden of administration in school and enabling your leadership team and Governors to make evidence-based decisions.

We also specialise in advising schools on data protection and information governance issues and will support your staff with training and in achieving compliance with current and new data protection legislation

School, Academy
& Trust Governance

supporting leadership
& accountability

For Governing Boards to fulfil the increasingly complex range of responsibilities they must discharge, it’s vital that all aspects of governance including meetings are efficiently managed.

S4S have the knowledge and expertise to make sure the governance of your school, academy or trust is fit for purpose, fully understands it’s role and legal obligations and is effectively supporting the education of the children and young people it serves.

Our Governance Advisory Service delivers authoritative, impartial advice on policy, procedural and other matters, strengthening decision making and ensuring that you are not exposed to challenge over the validity of your governance arrangements.

Through our NLG governing board and MAT reviews, we will assist you in building the confidence and knowledge required to provide outstanding support and accountability.

S4S fully understand governance legislation and the operation of the school governance regulations. We understand that governance requirements differ in every school, academy and trust we work with and will make sure that our support to you is individually designed to meet your needs.

Training &

driving continuous

S4S are a support services provider to over 200 schools, academies and trusts across England. We work in partnership with you, to fully understand your needs and challenges and to develop long term relationships, built on trust and confidence.

With a dedicated programme for Governors, Leadership teams and other key roles in your school, we can help deliver professional development which supports your needs.

Our approach is supportive, working with you to identify a learning programme that will equip your staff with the skills, knowledge and confidence that they need to perform better in their roles and provide the best standard of education for children.

A growing network of professional associates allows us to offer schools specialist training and updates on new and emerging agendas. You can be sure that your staff have access to stay up to date and aware of the latest national and local issues.

We also work collaboratively with schools and training providers to continually identify new programs of study, support and respond creatively to training and development needs at both an organisational and individual level.

Our online course catalogue is updated on a weekly basis as new courses are made available.

Our relationship
with you matters

All of our customers benefit from access to our team of dedicated Customer Relationship Managers.

Working together with your school, we will ensure that our services packages continue to support your changing needs. We offer regular transparent information on our performance, listen and respond to your feedback in an effective and timely manner.

S4S Associate Network

Are you a company, organization, or professional body that can offer schools specialist advice and support? If you would like to join our growing network of S4S Associates, please contact us to find out more about our partnering opportunities.

Our relationship with you matters
Services 4 Schools
Midlands Technology Centre,
WV10 6TA

Telephone: 01902 203 990 E-mail: info@services4schools.org.uk

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