Sharon Kelly, Director of Education Services at Entrust

Ten questions with Sharon Kelly, Director of Education Services at our joint venture with Staffordshire County Council, Entrust

Entrust, our joint venture with Staffordshire County Council is a specialist provider of education services to schools.
Tell us about your role at Capita Local Public Services?

As Director of Education Services, I have overall responsibility for School Improvement, Governor Services, Early Years, Special Needs and Inclusion. We deliver support to schools, academies and local authorities. We provide consultancy support, training and individual casework. We work directly with the setting or with the children and young people that attend the setting. We currently work with over 600 schools and touch around 20 Local Authorities.

What is your biggest success or proudest moment at Capita?

Increasing the amount of Staffordshire schools graded as Good or Outstanding from 63% in 2013 (below national average) to 88% in 2017 (in line with national average). We are improving outcomes for children in Staffordshire every day.

If you could describe Capita in three words, what would it be?

Professional, focused, dynamic

What do you like most about your role?

Working with professionals that are passionate about education and developing the citizens of the future

Tell us something people might not know about Capita Local Public Services?

Within our Special Needs and Inclusion Service we have a small group of translators that work with children that have English as an additional language- between the team we speak 25 different languages!

Over to you...
When you were a child, what did you dream of being when you grew up?

Sad I know but a teacher!!!

What do you do in your spare time?

Horse riding. I have a 12 year old rescue horse- Ellie who is an Irish Cob and a big softy. We spend our days hacking over the Whixall mosses.

If you had to eat just one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

Chicken Fajitas 😊

What was the best piece of advice you ever received?

You can’t change others - just you and your reaction to them.

Tell us something people might not know about you-

I am a service child and was brought up in Berlin until the age of 7. My dad was stationed at Checkpoint Charlie on the Berlin Wall and then was one of Rudolph Hess’s guards at Spandau Prison. You can find lots of photographs of my dad at the Cheshire Regiment Museum in Chester.

Entrust making a difference to children, young people and schools

Entrust Logo.png

The Council and Capita have created a joint venture brimming with innovative ideas and practical solutions and, four years on, there are real results and positive feedback from both schools and parents. At a time when school budgets are in the spotlight, Entrust is a ground-breaking move that is making a true difference to children and young people – and delivering long-term economic and financial benefits.

John Tradewell Director of strategy, governance and change, Staffordshire County Council

Capita Local Public Services celebrates Responsible Business Week

birmingham-csr.png

As individuals, we can all seek to work responsibly. It is no coincidence that our Corporate Value ('VOICE') prominently include words like 'honesty', 'integrity' and 'ownership'.

Chris Terry, Compliance Director

Entrust: Inspiring futures through outcomes-focussed partnerships

bitterne-park-eco-workshop-group.jpg

The Council and Capita have created a joint venture brimming with innovative ideas and practical solutions and, two and a half years on, there are real results and positive feedback from both schools and parents. At a time when school budgets are in the spotlight, Entrust is a ground-breaking move that is making a true difference to children and young people – and delivering long-term economic and financial benefits.

John Tradewell, Director of Democracy, Law and Transformation, Staffordshire County Council