Ark Schools selects The Supply Register as new Managed Service Provider

Following a successful tender process, we’re proud to announce that The Supply Register has successfully been awarded the Master Vendor contract for Ark Schools, under The Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) Framework.

Jerry Collins, Director of Secondary Education at Ark Schools, said:

“We’re pleased to be working with The Supply Register. As specialists in the education staffing sector, their expertise and experience will provide a high level of service to our schools. Their partnership with NASUWT and their ethical and fair approach to supply staff by aiming to increase pay for teachers, reduce costs to schools and help build better relationships with agencies really resonates with us as a network. We’re looking forward to working with The Supply Register to bring the best talent to all Ark schools.”

Managing Director, Baljinder Kuller added:

“The Supply Register is incredibly proud and excited to have been appointed as the managed service provider for Ark Schools, managing their agency worker contracts and personnel from September 2021.

Ark Schools is a Trust that I have longed to work with since we started our journey in 2016, and we now have this opportunity with maturity in our solution and service to transform the way they work. This award represents a significant milestone in our journey as we continue to develop our footprint in new geographies.”

The managed service of choice for schools across all regions and phases

As a large mixed-phase trust over four regions, Ark Schools has chosen The Supply Register to help reduce the time schools spend on identifying the best agency suppliers to use, better improve the terms of business and agency rates that are currently used and ensure compliance with Public Contracts Regulations, which current practices do not comply with. This new way of working will allow Ark Schools to:

  • Manage the fulfilment of day-to-day, short-term and long-term cover requirements
  • Create and develop a casual bank for each school location
  • Enforce compliance requirements and policies
  • Develop and manage a fully accredited supply chain
  • Access a wide selection of compliant agency workers
  • Utilise The Supply Register portal system that allows in-depth, real-time reporting on spend and usage that will provide valuable insight into supply spend and recruiting trends across the network.

 

Ark Schools are one of the highest performing academy groups in the country with schools across Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth.

Ark Schools were looking for a flexible solution and approach that would help them make additional savings, increase fulfilment rates through their talent resourcing channels and allow the hiring managers to standardise protocols and access all-important reports.

This solution allows each Ark school to build and develop its very own bank of staff that can be accessed to meet its supply needs. In addition, the solution provides each region with a dedicated partnership team ensuring every school can effectively fill their supply roles while also getting the most out of The Supply Register portal.

Its innovative approach to recruitment technology, analytics and sourcing strategies will help Ark Schools to create cashable and time savings.

Management and improvement of supply chains:

As part of our commitment to provide Ark Schools with a successful supply chain of agencies, we are working with a range of suppliers to ensure needs can be met across all schools at different levels. Agencies who are interested in supporting Ark’s network of schools can meet The Supply Register to assess suitability. Please note that supply chains can be closed if they are not working or meeting requirements.

Joining Ark’s Schools’ first choice of supply cover:

If you would like to work exclusively with Ark’s schools across Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth, you can simply register here today.

Joining The Supply Register allows you to stay in control of your supply work, increase your earnings and help build a varied work experience. Get in touch with our local Partnership Manager, Lucy Kennedy for more information on signing up for opportunities with Ark.

Email lucy.kennedy@supplyregister.uk or call on 02080 588960.

 

 

 

 

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