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Our Services for Member Schools

In order to support the sustainability of the trust and for it to build its collective services, provide excellence and make economies of scale, a charge is levied to each member school, usually 5% of that school's General Annual Grant for Primary Schools and 6.5% for Secondary Schools.

The levy secures wide-ranging central services to support the success of each school.

Core Service Provision

As a member of MITRE you will receive a range of services from the central trust team. 

Through the levy each school will be supported in a range of ways:

  • CEO leadership and strategic direction
  • The development and negotiation of MITRE policies for adoption
  • Appraisal support - including for Head Teachers
  • HR support and advice
  • Legal advice and support
  • Governors' training and support services
  • Staff contracts and recruitment support
  • Admissions support, consultation and appeals advice
  • Marketing support
  • School improvement services, including annual reviews
  • Financial systems and software
  • Financial and Business support and advice
  • Payroll and pension administration
  • Annual Financial Audit
  • Budget setting support
  • Monthly financial management
  • Pensions administration
  • Staff benefits package and its administration - child care vouchers, health care scheme, cycle to work scheme, high street vouchers.
  • Union liaison
  • Bid writing support for capital projects
  • Minster Learning Alliance membership
  • National Governance Association and The Key membership
  • Evolve trip management system
  • IT services (secondary schools)

Value-for-money Contracts

  • Assurance policy
  • Occupational Health (optional)
  • Absence insurance including staff health and well-being package (optional)
  • IT services (primary schools, optional)

Proposed Future Service Development

In discussion with schools already signed up to the MITRE Memorandum of Understanding a number of potential joint service areas are being considered. Those joining us in the future will also have the chance to influence what is offered, both services included within the annual levy and value-for-money additional purchased services. Areas include:

  • Catering
  • Cleaning
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Facilities management
  • Photocopying
  • Software licenses
  • Utility contracts
  • Clerking for Local Governing Bodies