Our strong links with Department for Education, the Educational Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), Hertfordshire County Council, careers advisory services, further education providers, UCAS, the National Apprenticeship Service, Association of School and College Leaders and many others, mean we are well placed to provide bespoke support to meet schools’ specific needs in all aspects of their post-16 provision.

    Our Post-16 consultancy packages include:

    Review of Post-16 provision (full-day)

    Reviews a school or academy’s quality of education, including analysis of the post-16 curriculum offer and student outcomes, as well as evaluation of the quality of teaching and leadership and management.

    Leadership support and coaching for Heads of Sixth Form (by arrangement)

    A programme of training and events for post 16 leaders

    View training and events - search under 'Academies and Schools 'by subject for 'sixteen to nineteen'

    Post-16 Funding Review (half-day)

    • Explores the variables within the 16-19 funding formula and how they relate to your Sixth Form, including the key evidence and auditing requirements that underpin 16-19 study programmes.
    • Ensures schools and academies are maximising their funding allocation.

    Census support (half-day)

    • Supports the understanding of the information required for the annual autumn census, and how to sense check and quality assure the data in order to avoid errors and maximize funding allocations.
    • Ensures schools and academies are maximising their funding allocation.

    Funding checking service (half-day)

    • Works with leaders to check the annual spring “Allocation Calculation Toolkit” to ensure funding related data is accurate and ESFA compliant to achieve optimum funding levels.
    • Support with understanding the process for submitting a business case to ESFA to recover lost funding.

    To discuss any of these in more detail or to arrange a bespoke consultancy visit, please email post16@hertsforlearning.co.uk or training@hertsforlearning.co.uk or call 01438 544477.

    Other Post 16 support services from HfL

    We provide a range of business support services which can be tailored to the needs of post 16 provision, including curriculum and timetabling and flexible and personalised sixth form website support, offering excellent value for money.

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