Asbestos Management Services (for academies, VA and free schools only)

The provision of consultancy and management services to academies, voluntary aided and free schools, in relation to asbestos management, enabling these schools to comply with their general duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated regulations and specifically the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Audio Visual Services

The Audio Visual Services team specialise in providing support service for equipment hire, repairs and installation.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Schools Programme (SWDT)

Central CPD programme for teaching and support staff. Courses and training for NQTs through to Senior Leaders, SENCo and support staff. Search, book and manage your and your staff CPD on our dedicated website www.hounslowcpd.org.uk Visit Hounslow Professional Development Centre in Isleworth - dedicated CPD hub for school staff training, events and meetings.

Corporate Property

Corporate Property provides a comprehensive property and project management service for the Council across its corporate property portfolio including local authority maintained schools.

Employee Assistance Programme

The Validium Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is available 24/7, 365 days per year and provides employees with counselling and information services over the telephone and online to assist with a range of personal and work issues which may be affecting them.

Governor Services

Governor Services There are two elements to this service: Advice Development and Training and The Clerking Service. This new service, from September 2020, provides professional clerks to school governing boards. Schools Governing Boards consist of volunteers from all walks of life, who are responsible for the education of the pupils in their schools and their wider school experience. They are crucial to helping achieve the borough’s aims. Recently there has been increasing emphasis on the need for skilled and effective governance and professional clerking. Governor Services provides induction and ongoing support and development to clerks to support governors, to understand their vital role and improve their performance, and responsive advice , development and training for governors, making it more likely that their schools are well placed to meet the targets in the Corporate and Business plans.

Health and Safety (for non-maintained schools only)

A comprehensive and professional Health and Safety advisory service for school leaders and staff, providing sensible, reliable and pragmatic advice on statutory compliance with health and safety regulations.