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News - 07-02-2024 - - 0 comments
Multi-Academy Trust Launches New Partnership to Boost Jobs in the West Midlands

Smile Education has announced it will be the new managed service provider for the recruitment of Endeavour Multi-Academy Trust’s supply and permanent staff.

Serving the communities of Wolverhampton and Staffordshire, Endeavour Multi-Academy Trust provides exceptional teaching and learning for both primary and secondary children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Smile Education’s new Master Vendor partnership with the Trust will give each academy access to the very best teachers and support staff, in line with Endeavour’s aim to ‘encourage and support everyone’ within their community to ‘be the best they can be’.

Under the Crown Commercial Service’s Lot 2 Framework, Smile will become a long-term partner of the Trust in both its day-to-day and long-term staffing needs.

Working as an extension of the Trust’s team, Smile Education will also be providing further support with marketing, open days, mock interviews and other initiatives.

As the partnership develops, Smile Education and Endeavour Multi-Academy Trust will be working together effectively to nurture a pipeline of professional talent to help best prepare for future growth and development within the Trust and tackle the current challenges faced by the education sector in the UK.

Katy Rees, Managing Director at Smile Education, shared, ‘We’re so pleased to be partnering with Endeavour Multi-Academy Trust as its Managed Service Provider. The potential of this partnership is hugely exciting, and we’re very excited to get started in providing excellent staff for the Trust. At Smile, child safety is our absolute top priority, and as such, we are committed to adhering to APSCo’s Compliance standards. Our team has been doing some excellent work within multi-academy Trusts all over the Midlands and beyond, and I’m so proud that we are extending our dedicated support to the brilliant academies within Endeavour. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future.’

Director of Education Partnerships at Smile Education, Matt Collins, said, ‘We are incredibly proud to be supporting the schools within Endeavour Multi-Academy Trust. Their purpose of ensuring children with special educational needs are equipped for life is one of the most important roles in education, and we are delighted to be their recruitment partner.’

Mark Highfield, Chief Financial Officer at Endeavour Multi-Academy Trust, said, ‘We are very excited to be working with Smile Education as our Master Vendor for Endeavour Multi-Academy Trust. Creating a long-term and trusted recruitment partnership is really important to us and it’s why we decided to use the CCS framework and work with an accredited agency with an excellent reputation.’

The partnership will be commencing mid February 2024.

About Endeavour Multi-Academy Trust

Endeavour Multi-Academy Trust is a group of 4 primary and secondary academies within Staffordshire and Wolverhampton for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The Trust’s vision is to provide a learning experience that is adventure-rich, with opportunities for lifelong learning, personal development, achievement and enjoyment. Learners are given the opportunity for an active role in the leadership of the school, encouraging them to value themselves and recognise their abilities and challenges. The Trust also encourages classroom environments that foster equality, diversity, respect and positive relationships, with personalised curriculums to support learners in creating their own successes.

About Smile Education

Smile Education are an education recruitment agency based in the Midlands. Having recently expanded to Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire, the agency supports primary, secondary and SEN schools with temporary, contract and permanent staffing.  

Those looking for teaching, teaching assistant and support roles at the Trust can visit https://www.smile-education.co.uk/partnerships/endeavour-multi-academy-trust/

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