The Learning Support Service provides all primary and secondary settings within the Wakefield local authority area with an advisory teacher to support school-aged pupils with cognition, learning or language needs. We work with a range of cognitive difficulties including Severe and Moderate Learning Difficulties; Specific Learning Difficulties and Speech and Language needs where pupils have weak expressive or receptive vocabularies.
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Building Maintenance Services- ENGIE
ENGIE is a leading provider of integrated services, specialising in total facilities management and solutions for all built and occupied environments. Compliance Services The statutory compliance requirements for schools/academies can often be both complex and challenging leading to unplanned remedial costs. ENGIE can support you every step of the way with their compliance package. ENGIE have worked in partnership with Wakefield Council to develop a bespoke compliance package that ensures all minimum compliance requirements are met through a planned maintenance programme, proactively managed by our team. Additional Building and Repair Services As part of ENGIE’s partnership with Wakefield council, we have refined an offering for planned and reactive works, including 24/7 emergency support. The team specialises in all aspects of buildings maintenance, including: plumbing, heating, electrical, external and building fabric services. ENGIE offer quality workmanship at competitive prices including an out-of-hours service. Through our highly skilled team, we can cater for all your schools’ needs, from changing a tap to building a whole new school.ENGIE can also offer the experience of their professional Services team. This comprises of: building surveyors, building services engineers experienced design, facilities and project management professionals. All offer unparalleled expertise to help your school/academy understand and efficiently manage the current and future needs of the property. Dedicated 24 Hour Helpdesk We recognise the challenges schools academies face, so as part of all our building maintenance packages we offer a 24-hour helpdesk who will handle all emergency, urgent and routine repairs and maintenance requests.
We are Committed to Innovation and Excellence in Cleaning Our comprehensive cleaning service is specifically built to meet the challenges of the educational sector. We have developed and implemented robust quality measures to ensure we deliver the highest quality service for schools/academies. We recognise the challenges schools face with the maintenance of their premises and as such we have developed a transparent, cost effective and personal school cleaning service, tailored to fit the needs of your organisation. We understand schools can have different requirements and challenges which is why we have developed two primary cleaning packages for the educational sector. Enhanced Cleaning Service ENGIE’s enhanced service offers schools added flexibility allowing school managers and supervisors to direct the cleaners if required onto unplanned tasks. Like the standard service below, ENGIE’s team of cleaners will follow our agreed plan, but this service also allows the head teachers/Business Managers more flexibility in their cleaning package and allows movement as required around the plan. Standard Cleaning ServiceThis package follows a very specific programme for our dedicated cleaners to follow. The cleaning plan is agreed upfront by all parties and is delivered to spec by our team. Whilst this package offers value for money, it may not be suitable for some schools/academies who are looking for more flexibility with their cleaning package as ad hoc requests will be chargeable. ENGIE provide the required resource to meet the planned cleaning programmeDaily/Monthly/Annual cleaning plan to be followedAnnual Deep CleanAd hoc requests are chargeableQuality Assurance checksCleaning supervisors included
Feeding Hungry MindsOur approach is simple; we love to feed hungry minds! Learners of all ages need refuelling during a busy day in the classroom and we're here to make sure there's plenty of delicious, nutritious and home-cooked food ready for eating when the lunch bell rings. For us, it's very important that we serve freshly prepared, healthy food which tastes great. Quality ingredients are a must and we pride ourselves on using British and local produce to underpin our ‘fresh is best’ ethos. We offer a personalised food service solution and our menus are developed by our experienced local Wakefield Food Development Team and dedicated Nutritionist to ensure that, as a minimum, we meet the nutritional standards associated with the Food for Life Served Here Bronze accreditation. School lunchtimes are not just about the food on the plate, they’re about the whole dining experience we provide for our young customers! Great food, served by friendly cooks in welcoming and inspiring environments is what makes school lunches great, helping us to create memorable dining moments which keep children coming back for more. Ultimately, we know that fresh and tasty food is fundamental to young people’s health, academic achievement and social development and can improve their performance. ‘Feeding Hungry Minds’ underpins our ethos and vision and is at the heart of everything we do. Ensuring you are in a safe pair of hands:An ethical company committed to good corporate social responsibility and a clear focus on Health and Safety Local and knowledgeable dedicated management teamLocally sourced foodRelief team ensuring work continues at all times Procurement & Accreditations – safe food Dedicated Learning & Development ManagerDedicated Nutritionist Committed to support local corporate responsibility fundraising & events Bronze Food For Life Served Here accreditation as a ‘minimum’ for all schools Dedicated Health & Support Management Professional Standards LACA membership for all the teamWork with the school to aid with curriculum activitiesNew Technology - CYPAD An interactive ordering system that is fun, quick and easy to use Pre order & cashless Guarantees the pupils their first meal choice Parents can make choices with the children at homeSpeeds up service Reduces food wastage Added Value Calendar of events for schools to engage with parents, pupils and teachers Cookery club workshops Health & Well Being activities Food workshops Farm Visits – Field to Fork Parent engagement and training sessions Parents Evenings Teacher Training Training for Mid-Day Supervisors Food Education Event Days Curriculum Linked Theme Days Bespoke Events – Christmas markets, Summer Fayres Investment Our investment is not just in food development or in our people. We will financially commit to support you in your schools to improve the dining experience and environment, whether this is installing a new kitchen or new catering equipment.