The Octavo Partnership delivers school improvement services across the Borough of Croydon and beyond. In light of significant budget cuts from 2015, it was necessary to find a new and innovative way of providing services to Croydon schools. The Octavo Partnership sells discretionary support services to schools directly, whilst delivering statutory services on behalf of Croydon Council. Staff of the Octavo Partnership continue to work with staff at Croydon Council to create an excellent service that supports schools as they work to becoming “Outstanding” in all areas.
The Octavo Partnership’s core services include:
- School Improvement
- Education Welfare
- Educational Psychology
- Information Systems
- Governor Services
- Human Resources
- Finance Services
- Education Business Partnership
Croydon Headteachers’ Association is a 40% stakeholder in the Octavo Partnership, with the remaining shares owned by Croydon Council and the Partnership’s own employees. Representatives of the Croydon Headteachers’ Association have been appointed to the Board of Directors and therefore have a key role in shaping the strategic direction of the company and the services that are offered. As such, Croydon Headteachers are able to ensure that the quality and offer of services meets the needs of children throughout the Borough. Those schools who are incorporated members of CHTA will benefit from preferential rates for certain Octavo services such as School Improvement.