Entrust

Inspiring Futures at Capita’s joint venture with Staffordshire County Council.

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Recognising that schools were becoming more autonomous, Staffordshire County Council needed an innovative solution that would allow them to continue to offer Staffordshire’s schools the support they need to perform well while recognising that the funding for these services was increasingly flowing directly to schools and they were making independent decisions around purchasing support in a very competitive marketplace.

The answer was for the council to create a joint venture with Capita, called Entrust.

Entrust – an education and skills provider – aims to transform the services available to schools, as well as facilitating support and the sharing of best practice across the UK.

Creating a joint venture allowed both parties to develop a shared vision. It combines the best of the public sector working – the knowledge and expertise in delivering services to schools – with the commercial acumen of the private sector. And it has enabled a strong focus on outcomes from the start, including educational development for all and creating the foundations for economic prosperity across the county.

The impact

Four years into the ground-breaking joint venture, school performance in Staffordshire has improved, with 26% more pupils attending Staffordshire schools judged good or outstanding since 2012. This translates to over 25,000 pupils.

The success of this approach has meant Entrust is now delivering education and skills support services in over 50 local authorities in the UK, and over 300 new schools – working with over 700 schools in total.

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

“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.”

To contact Entrust, email information@entrust-ed.co.uk or call 0333 300 1900.

Entrust making a difference to children, young people and schools

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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

Entrust: Inspiring futures through outcomes-focussed partnerships

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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

Helping Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy transform teaching and learning

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“We are very pleased with our purchase of the SMART boards and the ongoing support from our account manager, we would definitely recommend this solution to other schools.”

Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy Headteacher, Paula Burns