Prospects is an employee owned, mutual company, working nationally and internationally in partnership with public, private and voluntary sector organisations, managing and delivering education, employment and training services. Prospects has thrived through our responsiveness to the needs of our customers and the external environment, as well as being at the forefront of innovation.
Prospects works with other education specialists. If you are interested in sub-contractor work or becoming one of our partners please contact our strategic development unit.
We are currently open to negotiation with partners in the following areas:
Academies and Free Schools Education Adviser Framework
Prospects is delighted to confirm that we have been included on the recently announced Academies and Free Schools Education Adviser Framework.
The role of Education Advisers within new Academy and Free Schools projects is to work with the sponsor of the Academy or proposer of the Free School to help translate their education vision into a reality, taking account of the curriculum offer, the staffing structure for the Academy or Free School and the aspirations of their local community.
Free Schools are all-ability, state-funded schools with Academy status, set up in response to parental and community demand. Free Schools will enable parents, teachers and other interested groups to create schools and improve standards for all children, regardless of their background. These Academies could be schools for children of any age between 5yrs – 18yrs and could offer mainstream, special school or alternative provision.
Academy sponsors come from all walks of life and include educational institutions, individual philanthropists, corporate organisations, the voluntary sector and faith communities. Free school proposers include parent groups, teacher groups, education charities and local business interests. Their knowledge of project delivery and the education system will vary. The work that Prospects will undertake in supporting sponsors or proposers of Free Schools will take this into account when delivering projects.
Vincent McDonnell, Managing Director of Prospects, said ‘we are truly delighted to be on this framework. As an Academy sponsor ourselves, we believe we have a unique understanding and appreciation of the role the Education Adviser plays in the development of a new Academy or Free School. We are confident that in Prospects, sponsors of Academies and Proposers of Free Schools will find a team of colleagues with the skills, knowledge and experience to really help them make a difference to the lives of the young people in their community’.
If you have any questions regarding this part of Prospects work please contact Leslie Stephen, our Director of Academies and Free Schools, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospects and Welfare to Work
Prospects is one of the two Work Programme Prime Contractors in Contract Package Area 11; Devon, Cornwall, Dorset & Somerset.
Prospects is also a large subcontractor for the Work Programme in:
- London - Lambeth, Southwark, Greenwich, Sutton, Merton and Hackney
- West of England (CPA 12) - Bristol
We have our supply chains in place but hope to make more successful bids for work through the DWP Employment Related Support Services Framework.
If you would like to work with Prospects on future Welfare to Work projects, please email Helen.Norris@prospects.co.uk to register your interest, and we will keep your details on file for future tenders.
If your interest is in the South West only, please complete the expression of interest form and email it to Prospects' local Operations Manager - Partnerships, Debbie Pomeroy Finch, at email@example.com or contact Debbie at our regional head office:
Tel: 01278 422301
If your interest is in London only, please email Andrew Gunter-Smith, Operations Director London Work Programme firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Years Services
Prospects EYS currently provides services for the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) and Medway Council.
We are looking to expand our Early Years offering to the public sector in the UK and at an international level and are now seeking partnerships with voluntary, public and private sector organisations working in the following areas:
- Training and workforce development
- Children’s Centres
- Childcare providers
- Family and parenting services
- Fostering services
- Policy and lobbying in the Early Years sector
- Companies looking to enter the Early Years market
For more information or to express an interest please contact Louise Chisholm, Deputy Director of Early Years Services email@example.com