Delegated Services

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“The teaching and senior leadership staff and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for delivering a superb twilight session yesterday afternoon/evening. Having spoken to a number of staff reflecting on the twilight session they felt that the delivery and execution of the session was superlative. The general consensus from the session was that all staff present came away with a tangible sense of ‘risk awareness’, whilst also understanding the context, purpose, and responsibility (e.g., individual, and wider responsibility) in conjunction to risk assessments on a general basis in terms of educational environments/settings. This of course is hugely beneficial to the school in its proportionate approach to identifying and appropriately managing risk going forward.”

Andrew Haynes, Cotham Gardens Premises Manager

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“We have a very positive working relationship with delegated services.  We have found them to be helpful, flexible and thorough as well as skilled and knowledgeable.  They have been very supportive of our work and development in relation to health and safety.  They are highly regarded by our schools and particularly in relation to their responsiveness when dealing with issues of concern or emergency situations.  We have found all members of the team to be approachable and supportive.”

Louise Malik – Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Lighthouse Schools Partnership

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“It is so helpful to have all points so clearly identified and this has led to a real sense of purpose for our team in terms of quickly addressing actions.Your supportive audit has really helped us here at school, where busy times require items such as those identified by yourself to be a high priority.  Many thanks again for your thorough scrutiny and for helping make our setting a safer place”.

Ro O’Reilly, Headteacher, Willowdown Primary

“We had our HSE inspection today. I am pleased to say she rated our Risk Assessment as ‘one of the best she’s seen’, so thanks very much for the model and the look-through and suggestions. As a result, we have no actions or advice. (Useful, though, was able to talk through various things and get a few ideas).”

Mark Freeman, St Michaels Stoke Gifford

“A huge thank you to you and your team Bill, for guiding us in these difficult times – your advice has been outstanding, and I wouldn’t have known where to begin.”

Lisa Parker Headteacher Warmley Park School and College 

DS has an in-depth understanding of leaders’ issues and provides the information and written guidance required, often before you are aware that you need it.

Jo Bradshaw BSc MBA 

“I must say, the information you have been providing to schools is exceptional – please can you pass on my feedback to the whole team for the amazing job they are doing”.

Mrs Karen, Llewellyn School Business Manager

“Over the last 11 years of Delegated Services (DS) existence, my career in Schools and the Local Authority in Bristol, I have found Delegated Services to be a trusted and valued source of information and for reliable and helpful advice. In my roles as a Business Manager, CFO, CEO and Business Consultant they have helped me in a variety of difficult circumstances that are typical of those that leaders can find themselves facing.

The unique crisis management and business support services that the organisation provides have proved especially valuable. The ongoing support during Covid was superb and provided clear guidance during the confusion of last-minute Government communications and parental pressure for immediate responses. Our entire leadership team felt a sense of relief when the DS Weekly Briefing arrived, or the latest Risk Assessment was issued.

DS has an in-depth understanding of leaders’ issues and provides the information and written guidance required, often before you are aware that you need it.

They provide a wide-ranging and comprehensive set of up-to-date model policies and risk assessments. Using these allows the education and community sectors to focus more resources on educating and providing services to the community, reducing the time and resources needed to effectively address compliance, and leaving school leaders with a sense that they have done more than “tick the boxes”.

The DS team has provided essential support and guidance in the most difficult of circumstances that I have managed whilst being a CEO. The reassuring telephone response to urgent issues has been incredible.”   

Jo Bradshaw BSc MBA 

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