Prospects Included on Academies and Free Schools Education Adviser Framework – 19/10/11
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’.