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Lisa Silva

Primary School Business Manager

Once again you have helped us rectify the issue promptly and effectively

Thank you for your help on this matter, once again you have helped us rectify the issue promptly and effectively.

Once again you have helped us rectify the issue promptly and effectively

Thank you for your help on this matter, once again you have helped us rectify the issue promptly and effectively.

Lisa Silva

Primary School Business Manager

Julia White

The cost is affordable and the service very good.

We have used SchoolPro’s DPO service for 2 academic years. The cost is affordable and the service very good. Ian Arkell has been really helpful with some complicated GDPR issues and SAR requests, as well as the more routine annual inspections and staff training.

The cost is affordable and the service very good.

We have used SchoolPro’s DPO service for 2 academic years. The cost is affordable and the service very good. Ian Arkell has been really helpful with some complicated GDPR issues and SAR requests, as well as the more routine annual inspections and staff training.

Julia White

School Business Manager - Severn Vale School

Stephen Trobridge

We could not have asked for a better quality partner

Chilton Foliat primary school were looking for a solution to providing compliance with the new GDPR framework as mandated by the department of education, and I was asked to research and advise a suitable organisation to provide this role. I reached out to a number of organisations that I was able to…

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We could not have asked for a better quality partner

Chilton Foliat primary school were looking for a solution to providing compliance with the new GDPR framework as mandated by the department of education, and I was asked to research and advise a suitable organisation to provide this role. I reached out to a number of organisations that I was able to find on Google who provided GDPR solutions, both in the form of software and training to manage the GDPR tasks, or a Data Protection Officer (DPO) capability for schools and academies. I ended up with a shortlist of 4 organisations who were promoting a GDPR solution, two of which provided software and backup and advisory capabilities, and two that provided a discrete DPO service without the need for costly software products and the training needed to implement an In-house tailored solution. After the school governing body had reviewed the 4 prospectuses, SchoolPro TLC were the unanimous choice to provide a DPO capability that suited our modest needs and which had the most flexible and cost effective solution to help us achieve those objectives. We have found the responses we have received from SchoolTLC to be exemplary thus far and are looking forward to nurturing this partnership as we move forward. We could not have asked for a better quality partner to help us overcome our initial concerns and confusion of developing a GDPR process in such a timely and ordered manner. We have no hesitation in highly recommending this organization to other school looking to achieve GDPR compliance by way of their professional ism, value for money and attentiveness to our initial requirements.’

Stephen Trobridge

School Governor - Chilton Foliat Primary School

Kevin Parker

I cannot recommend them highly enough

As we approach 2 years working with SchoolPro TLC I cannot recommend them highly enough. They are our Schools DPO and offer a fantastic service which is great value for money. As well as being your Schools DPO and undertaking annual audits, data mapping, completing DPIA and staff training – Th…

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I cannot recommend them highly enough

As we approach 2 years working with SchoolPro TLC I cannot recommend them highly enough. They are our Schools DPO and offer a fantastic service which is great value for money.

As well as being your Schools DPO and undertaking annual audits, data mapping, completing DPIA and staff training – They also offer a wide range of other services including curriculum, governance, school improvement and leadership. They have recently completed a detailed website audit for us in line with the new statutory guidance, which is in the process of being actioned – This is also included in the annual cost.

I have personally worked with Richard Morley for 7+ years in various capacities, and his ability to inspire, proven track record of achieving great results teamed alongside his personality and knowledge has led me to build up a great working partnership with him.

If you would like to enquire about SchoolPro TLC services, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with them either via their website – https://schoolpro.uk/ or LinkedIn. You will not be disappointed!

Kevin Parker

School Business Manager - Ann Edwards Church of England Primary School

Benji Rogers

Thank you for the clarity and detail of the advice

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the clarity and detail of the advice ….. it’s hugely appreciated.

Thank you for the clarity and detail of the advice

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the clarity and detail of the advice ….. it’s hugely appreciated.

Benji Rogers

Director of Technology - Millbay Academy

Karen Cromwell

I have no hesitation in recommending SchoolPro to any of the schools in my area

Thank you again for your help and your generosity… I have been so pleased with your service that I have no hesitation in recommending SchoolPro to any of the schools in my area.

I have no hesitation in recommending SchoolPro to any of the schools in my area

Thank you again for your help and your generosity… I have been so pleased with your service that I have no hesitation in recommending SchoolPro to any of the schools in my area.

Karen Cromwell

Headteacher - Maynards Green Community Primary School

Rachel Heffer

It is so reassuring to know we can call on you for advice and guidance when we most need it.

Thanks for the recent documents that have been sent through to the schools – they have been very well received… I have certainly found them useful. Thank you for providing the peace of mind we all need in a profession, where we are constantly under scrutiny. It is so reassuring to know we can…

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It is so reassuring to know we can call on you for advice and guidance when we most need it.

Thanks for the recent documents that have been sent through to the schools – they have been very well received… I have certainly found them useful.

Thank you for providing the peace of mind we all need in a profession, where we are constantly under scrutiny. It is so reassuring to know we can call on you for advice and guidance when we most need it.

It certainly puts my mind at rest!

Rachel Heffer

Primary Headteacher - Perran-Ar-Worthal School

Rob Sharpe

Rest assured that you need look no further for any DPO needs than with SchoolPro.

Along with some of our partner primary schools we have utilised the services of SchoolPro as our Data Protection Officer (DPO) to support our school in all of our GDPR matters. The advice and support that we have received as a school can’t be faulted. We have shared ideas with SchoolPro and ha…

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Rest assured that you need look no further for any DPO needs than with SchoolPro.

Along with some of our partner primary schools we have utilised the services of SchoolPro as our Data Protection Officer (DPO) to support our school in all of our GDPR matters. The advice and support that we have received as a school can’t be faulted. We have shared ideas with SchoolPro and have been highly satisfied with all advice that has been offered. The customer service is outstanding with there being swift responses to any queries that are brought to the attention of the DPO by phone or e-mail and there is always a response within 24 hours and less (this has been most helpful when dealing with a SAR request on the penultimate day of a term where Ian Arkell supported us in the response. He also gave us peace-of-mind in dealing with a GDPR matter where, once briefed, he then made contact with relevant subjects to resolve a matter to the satisfaction of all concerned. Rest assured that you need look no further for any DPO needs than with SchoolPro. BTW…no payment has been received for this review!

Rob Sharpe

Secondary Deputy Head - Penair School

Rhian Cockwell

It gave a good framework to plan through

Thank you, I am very grateful to you for this. I used the document with my online governors meeting and it gave a good framework to plan through. I’d also added notes where we sectioned things and what we had done so made me feel better seeing what we had already put in place.

It gave a good framework to plan through

Thank you, I am very grateful to you for this. I used the document with my online governors meeting and it gave a good framework to plan through. I’d also added notes where we sectioned things and what we had done so made me feel better seeing what we had already put in place.

Rhian Cockwell

Headteacher - Oliver Tomkins Primary School

Welcome to SchoolPro TLC

At SchoolPro TLC we are dedicated to making a difference to the lives of children and school staff both locally and nationally. We work in partnership with schools, academy trusts and local authorities to provide specialist expertise in a variety of areas, ensuring:

Educators are provided with expert guidance

At SchoolPro TLC, all of our team are experienced teachers, school leaders, governors and/or inspectors who have worked across a range of education contexts and age groups, from Primary through to Further Education. We will bring this experience and expertise to work with you to increase capacity and provide the support that you need, in the way you need and in the timeframe that you need.

Every child receives a good education

We fundamentally believe that every child deserves the best education and that quality education improves the life chances of young people. By providing you with the leadership support you require, we will allow the staff that you have to be able to do what they do best and continue to provide your pupils with the best education possible.

Tailored packages enable schools and children to reach their full potential

Our packages are designed to meet the needs of your school and your school community. Whether it is curriculum planning, timetabling, leadership and management, school improvement, data protection, or governance, we will ensure that the service you receive meets your exact requirements. We work with a range of education establishments from small village primary schools to large inner city secondaries and colleges, and we ensure that our bespoke packages suit your needs and budget.

       

Saving schools money…

We know that budgets are tight in schools and being cost effective in every financial decision you make is essential.  We ensure that all of our services provide you with a cost-effective solution allowing you to channel more money into areas of your school or Trust that directly impact your children.

As an example, our DPO service is cost-neutral compared to other, alternative solutions. To appoint an internal DPO, schools need to finance training for that individual, arrange and organise time to complete training, allocate time to complete the role effectively, and provide a financial incentive. Our experience, knowledge base, and economies of scale due to working with hundreds of schools, allow us to dramatically cut down these costs.

A school senior leader earning £50k p.a. who is given an hour a week across the year to complete their DPO work, is costing a school at least £2k p.a. which is less than our most expensive rate. The average cost of our DPO service when compared to other similar services, saves our schools an average of £1.3k p.a.

More time to focus…

Running a school is an extremely demanding job.  As former school senior leaders, we are fully aware of the myriad distractions to your attention and the challenges of finding time to get important work done.  The experience and expertise of our team will free up time for you to focus on the people that truly matter in your organization. 

Whilst the services we provide are essential for the effective running of your school, we know that they can take up a disproportionate amount of your time. Speak to us about how we can take on these roles for you and give you that time back.

Fully supported…

Knowing who to turn to when you have questions or need assistance is crucial, and being able to rely on that support is just as critical. Depending on the service you are looking for, our specialists can support you onsite as you need it, and can also supply remote offsite support throughout the year.

We are available via phone, email, video conference, and social media platforms as well as our own bespoke software portal (for DPO services).

We are able to provide support both during term-time and during school holidays. We are also able to be flexible with our working routines and be on hand in an emergency outside of the normal working week.

Our Services

We are experts in this industry with over 60 years of experience in education. We have built an enviable reputation. What that means is that you are going to get the right solution. Please find our services below:

Leadership & Management

Our Leadership programmes and support packages strengthen leadership at all levels, empowering headteachers, governors and senior leaders to build leadership capacity, deliver whole-school improvement, secure better teaching and learning, and manage complex organisations more effectively. See how our review and support packages work. 

Data Protection

SchoolPro TLC provides the role of Data Protection Officer (DPO) as a service for schools and Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) to demonstrate an enhanced level of data protection compliance to the Information Commissioner’s Office. See how it works and the benefits it can provide you and your organisation.

Curriculum

It’s not about Ofsted, it’s about you. At SchoolPro TLC, we believe that meeting your pupils’ needs through a broad and challenging curriculum should be at the heart of what you do. See what our Curriculum Design and Review service can do for you.

School Improvement

Wherever you are on your journey to becoming a great school,  SchoolPro TLC is available to offer practical support. We offer flexible in-school support, training and coaching in all areas of school improvement including self-evaluation, leadership effectiveness, high-quality teaching and learning, accountability and data best practice alongside principled curriculum design.

 

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Business Management

Efficient school business management is widely recognised as an integral part of helping schools make the best use of their resources to support effective teaching and learning of pupils, consequently enabling head teachers and other leaders to focus on leading that teaching and learning. See what our School Business Manager (SBM) services will offer you.

Governance

The role of governing bodies is a demanding one with ever higher expectations. Our Governance support packages help raise achievement and standards through the processes of monitoring, challenge, support and intervention. We will help you with any aspect of school governance, especially duties and accountability. See how these services can benefit you and your organisation.

 

Timetabling

This service gives you time for complete focus on teaching, learning and provision across all areas of your leadership and support teams. We will carry out a review of your curriculum and staffing, and design your curriculum model for use in your management system. We will then consult with senior and middle leaders to complete a full design brief. See how we do it.

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Beat Our Standard

We understand that all schools have budget constraints. We also understand that schools require highest standards of care with no compromise on quality. This is what SchoolPro TLC do best. We are school leaders who understand the system and your daily frustrations. We take the worry away and allow you to focus on your core mission.

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Latest News

Our blog will keep you up to date with the latest developments across our services and especially in the world of data protection. It also provides links to our publicly available resources and documents.

Our blog is written by a number of contributors. The majority of our articles are written by Ian Arkell, Rich Morley and Ben Craig.