The School Support Service

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Ola Nordmann
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We work with individual and groups of schools and educational settings to improve practice, policy and ethos in leadership and strategic management, workforce and curriculum development.

The School Support Service offers a comprehensive programme of professional development and school improvement for teaching and support staff, middle and senior leaders, and governors across the early years, primary and secondary phases.

We deliver high quality, evidence-based learning to enable schools to develop practice in teaching and learning, assessment, leadership and management, and physical and emotional health.

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Assistant head teacher – Safeguarding course

“Great opportunities for an honest discussion across schools and to see successes from other schools and to see and compare and share good practise tips.”


“Exciting and vibrant topic work combines subjects across the curriculum. Pupils enjoy developing reading, writing and mathematics skills through subjects like history, geography and science.”

liam fadden

“Jo delivered our Safeguarding training in September 2019 to all our staff and governors. I asked Jo to cover a wide variety of safeguarding areas and she did this with great clarity. As a school leader it is reassuring to know that all your staff are getting very good quality safeguarding training. All staff feel much more confident having had a full day to listen, reflect and discuss a wide range of safeguarding topics.”


“I have been meaning to contact you for weeks to say a big thank you to you and the Music Service for everything you have done to encourage and help Elly develop her love of music, orchestral playing and the cello. I am so impressed with the Service and how encouraging they are in helping our young people to become music lovers and I certainly think that if Elly hadn’t become involved with the Music service from a young age that she wouldn’t be studying music now. I took her to the Royal Welsh in Cardiff last week and so far she is absolutely loving it, and I’m sure she will continue to thrive and happily continue her musical career there. I just wanted to thank you for everything.”

debbie poole – class teacher – baskerville school

“Our students do not easily collaborate so to work together, editing and improving to make music, has been a positive challenge and they are visibly learning and enjoying the experience. It’s the layering of their combined efforts which is lovely to witness.”

eddie mcnamara

“Services for Education have been invaluable to us as a school in their support of our NQT’s over the past few years. Not only do they offer advice based on their years of experience and knowledge they also provide excellent CPD opportunities for our NQT’s. We look forward to working with them again in the future.


“All of the staff at Services for Education that I have been in contact with have been so helpful, in particular Natasha Lawson-Hollingsworth who is in the School Support Service. I have just started a new job supporting the NQT’s in our Academy, Natasha has helped and advised me on many occasions and answered my many questions. Thank you so much for all the help that you have provided this is excellent service and much appreciated.”

des wilson – head of music – bordesley green girls school

“I just want to say thank you for investing again to allow year 7 pupils in Birmingham to experience a performance from the CBSO. I took 115 girls on Monday from Bordesley Green, and have to say that the overwhelming response was incredibly positive, and many have been asking to listen to some of the pieces again in lessons. They were also inspired by Mirga, whose energy certainly makes her a role model in the classical world for girls to aspire to emulate. Thanks again, keep up the great work.”

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