The education sector continues to face significant funding, provision and delivery challenges. 2020 Delivery has the expertise and approaches to support educational organisations navigate this complexity now and for years to come.
The education sector represents a significant area of spend for the UK Government, at almost £90 billion (4.3% of national income) in 2017-18. And across the sector, educational organisations have faced significant issues from funding pressures and increased expectations.
Despite these challenges, the sector enjoys high levels of innovation and creativity, whether it’s the creation of free schools and universities, pioneering partnerships between businesses and Further Education colleges or the use of cutting-edge technology and digital tools to equip the next generation.
Our sector specialists offer four main services to support and improve education services in light of the financial challenges and increased expectations they face:
 2018 Annual Report on Education Spending in England, The Institute for Fiscal Studies, 2018: https://www.ifs.org.uk/uploads/publications/comms/R150.pdf
1. Partnership and Transaction support for a large Further Education provider
2020 Delivery supported a large further education provider develop a FE Commissioner compliant bid for a type B merger with another local FE provider. During setup we worked closely with the college’s executive team to define the scope of any potential deal. Following this we were able to define a critical path and workstreams aligned to FEC requirements. We carried out a range of analysis across the following areas: financial implications, curriculum alignment, workforce planning, learner impact and learner growth. We delivered a robust final output, to a tight deadline that the client submitted for consideration by the FE Commissioner.
2. Transformation services at a London university
2020 Delivery supported a London university to launch a programme of new initiatives to deliver its ambitious 10 year strategy. The programme consisted of 11 workstreams, each addressing an area prioritised for strengthening within the professional services review: HR, Students, Research, Marketing, Health Schools Services, Procurement, IT, Staff Development, Ways of Working, Performance Information and Health, Safety & Well Being. The transformation programme delivered against its major KPIs and to the required timescales.
3. Financial and operational service review at central government department
Our client wanted to better understand the services it offered, including measuring the efficiency and effectiveness of these services. Over 3 months 2020 Delivery completed a comprehensive service audit, collecting over 600 data items and making contact with over 400 members of staff. This exercise resulted in handover of an Audit of Services for the client, which allowed teams to understand how much they were spending on services and where there were significant opportunities to invest-to-save through digitisation.
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