Service Level Agreements

An annual service agreement between our family of schools and the Guildford Diocesan Board of Education.


Support

Jane Whittingdale
Schools Services Manager
jane.whittingdale@cofeguildford.org.uk
01483 484911

EsLA 2021-22

Service Level Agreement

EsLA is our annual Education Services Level Agreement between our family of schools and the Guildford Diocesan Board of Education.

What Schools and Trusts Receive

OUR APPROACH
We focus on relationship building, partnership and pastoral care to support the development of the
Christian ethos and character for each church school, academy and trust within the Diocese of Guildford.

OUR ETHOS | CHRISTIAN DISTINCTIVENESS
GDBE Quality Assured Service providing value for money to our church schools, academies and trusts.
There are options for further and additional tailored school effectiveness consultancy and training. 

OUR ESLA DELIVERY PROMISES | EACH YEAR

  • GDBE Quality Assured annual Education Service Level Agreement.
  • Annual termly training programme and networks.
  • Specialist school effectiveness consultancy for SIAMS.
  • Flexibility of purchasing additional 'pay-as-you-go’ brokered education consultancy services and training.
  • Diocesan Consultant Support—upgrade to our Extend+ and Enhance++ service levels and benefit from built in Diocesan Consultant and Partner Support buyback discounts, entitlements and training allocation.
  • 24/7 online access to services and training via our secure schools portal gdbeonline.org 
  • Qualified External Advisers for Head Teacher Appraisal Performance Management.
  • Support for both School and Governors delivered as part of one service level agreement.
  • NGA Learning Link membership for Clerks and Governors.

Options for levels of support through our annual service level agreement subscription and membership are:

  • EsLA CORE - entry level
  • EsLA Extend+
  • EsLA Enhance++

(EsLA Extend+ and Enhance++ increase for built in Education consultancy support hours, training entitlements, benefits and discounts.)

The EsLA agreement is for a period of one year starting on 1st April and will continue for successive periods of one year, noting all buyback entitlements to be used within the following academic year, unless terminated on an anniversary by either party on the giving of two months’ notice.

Each Spring we send an automatic reminder to member schools for renewal for the next academic year. We offer the option to continue the subscription level or change and upgrade online using our schools portal https://gdbeonline.org

  • MAT Group | EsLA CORE

Our Group EsLA CORE is one service level agreement designed exclusively to support executive teams and Multi-Academy Trusts. Extend+ or Enhance++ Levels can be procured, as appropriated, to meet further requirements. These can be requested by an executive team or Trust after the Group EsLA CORE subscription is agreed for all schools or academies within the group.

Our Directors and Lead officers work collaboratively with executive teams and Trusts, in partnership with their headteachers, to deliver Diocesan suites of support and training tailored for delivery to be most beneficial across the group.

Our approach is to co-ordinate services for the Group through one central point, usually the Trust or Executive team.

Please contact a member of our Education Team if you are interested and wish to discuss an annual subscription to our Group EsLA CORE.

EsLA Core

Diocesan Consultant Contact -  up to 1 hour by telephone or video conference, school visit by arrangement.
Each Autumn, we will contact you to discuss and arrange support according to your school's requirements for the forthcoming academic year.

EsLA CORE Service Level entitlements:

Diocesan EYFS Network - termly
Diocesan SENDCO Network - termly 
Diocesan School Business Leaders, SBM and Bursars Network - termly

10% Discount on all our GDSL Traded Services, Consultancy and Training

Automatic annual membership for NGA Learning Link—E-Learning for Governors and Clerking Professionals

Please note:
The EsLA agreement is for a period of one year starting on 1st April and will continue for successive periods of one year, noting all buyback entitlements to be used within the following academic year, unless terminated on an anniversary by either party on the giving of two months’ notice.
Traded services, consultancy and training are offered on behalf of the Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance (GDBF) by the Education Team of the Guildford Diocesan Board of Education (GDBE) procured through Guildford Diocesan Services Ltd (GDSL) which is a trading company set up for the purpose by the GDBF.

EsLA Extend+

Extend+ Service Level:

Diocesan Consultant Autumn Contact - by telephone, video conference or 1 hour school visit by arrangement.
Diocesan Consultant Support - up to 9 hours (Education consultancy or training tailored appropriate to school/trust needs.)

1 RE Staff Meeting 

15% Discount on all our GDSL Traded Services, Consultancy and Training

Diocesan EYFS Network - termly
Diocesan SENDCO Network - termly 
Diocesan School Business Leaders, SBM and Bursars Network - termly

Extend+ Governor Support
Whole Governing Body - 2 hours (Governor training tailored appropriate to school/trust needs.)

Governor Training entitlement
6 FREE places from our termly training programme.

Automatic annual membership for NGA Learning Link—E-Learning for Governors and Clerking Professionals

Please note: The EsLA agreement is for a period of one year starting on 1st April and will continue for successive periods of one year, noting all buyback entitlements to be used within the following academic year, unless terminated on an anniversary by either party on the giving of two months’ notice.
Traded services, consultancy and training are offered on behalf of the Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance (GDBF) by the Education Team of the Guildford Diocesan Board of Education (GDBE) procured through Guildford Diocesan Services Ltd (GDSL) which is a trading company set up for the purpose by the GDBF.

EsLA Enhance++

Enhance++ Service Level:

Diocesan Consultant Autumn Contact - by telephone, video conference or 1 hour school visit by arrangement.
Diocesan Consultant Support - up to 12 hours (Education consultancy or training tailored appropriate to school/trust needs.)

1 RE Staff Meeting 

20% Discount on all our GDSL Traded Services, Consultancy and Training

Diocesan EYFS Network - termly
Diocesan SENDCO Network - termly 
Diocesan School Business Leaders, SBM and Bursars Network - termly

Enhance++ Governor Support
Whole Governing Body - 2 hours (Governor training tailored appropriate to school/trust needs.)

Governor Training entitlement
9 FREE places from our termly training programme.

Automatic Annual Membership  NGA Learning Link—E-Learning for Governors and Clerking Professionals

Please note: The EsLA agreement is for a period of one year starting on 1st April and will continue for successive periods of one year, noting all buyback entitlements to be used within the following academic year, unless terminated on an anniversary by either party on the giving of two months’ notice.
Traded services, consultancy and training are offered on behalf of the Guildford Diocesan Board of Finance (GDBF) by the Education Team of the Guildford Diocesan Board of Education (GDBE) procured through Guildford Diocesan Services Ltd (GDSL) which is a trading company set up for the purpose by the GDBF.