School services: Helping schools save money through a group purchasing model

PaJeS believes that collaboration is essential for the future of Jewish schools. The Jewish Schools Network (JSN) is an umbrella organisation that supports clusters of Jewish schools across the UK and offers them competitive, sustainable and high quality educational programming, services and support. The JSN helps to give strategic vision to schools as well as providing a platform for schools to work together, achieving economies of scale and enhancing the quality of the provision being delivered to students.

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Through a group purchasing model, the JSN helps schools to realise significant savings on essential items such as utilities, administrative supplies, staff recruitment, ICT, insurance and security.

Brian Jones is part-time Chief Commercial Officer for JSN. He is driving the JSN’s commercial offering and developing opportunities for more integrated working across the Jewish educational sector.

Brian says: "Financial pressures resulting from reduced fees income and lower than expected budget settlements from Local Authorities, require schools to consider more strategic opportunities to operating within their budget envelope. Following my appointment to the role of CCO with PaJeS, an initial assessment was completed to consider key areas of opportunity with the most benefit to school in reducing their immediate contractual costs with the aim of producing in-year efficiency savings."

The Jewish Schools Network has developed its commercial offering to include supporting schools through a range of transformational projects including people restructuring and supporting the conversion programme for schools pursuing Academisation. Please contact us should you have any requirements at brian@jsn.education