Timetable Support

Why outsource when I have a Curriculum Deputy?
The answer is simple:

  1. Experience: we have written over 300 timetables. Your in-house team write one a year. Our aim is to address the curriculum, staffing, facilities and budget conundrum to produce an efficient and effective timetable
  2. Cost: please add up the cost of training and time spent internally, and cost it - we guarantee that we'll be more cost-efficient
  3. Making it fit: your team will, eventually, make the timetable fit. But it must fit and be geared to learning and progress, with minimal split classes, accommodate part time requests and balance prime slots between subjects
  4. A fresh pair of eyes: independent eyes that view the timetabling of subjects objectively and keep the students' learning and progress as the priority

Planning and Curriculum Design
Education Time works with schools and colleges to plan and design the curriculum that meets their needs. We begin by building an understanding of the exact requirements so that the basic approach to the timetable has the agreement of all parties. The curriculum design will result from a detailed discussion of the aims, the resources and the priorities that the school or college have set. From this we will develop a curriculum plan that best meets these needs.

Creating the timetable, scheduling
Once we have agreement on the curriculum design we will then start the scheduling process. This is an exciting and challenging phase that generally throws up a number of issues that need to be resolved. We will therefore be in close contact to reach agreement on the finer details of scheduling. We will agree a completion date and stick to it. There will be the opportunity to reschedule parts of the timetable in the event of personnel changes or other factors.

Rewriting an existing timetable
Sometimes it is necessary to rewrite part of a timetable which is a challenge that we enjoy. The key is to decide precisely what needs to stay in place and where the flexibility exists. At Education Time we have found that this challenge normally presents itself during the course of the year as resources or personnel change.

Emergency timetabling
When all else fails it is sometimes worth turning to outside help. Education Time is specifically geared up to support schools facing an emergency. The only guarantee we can give is that we will be able to identify where the problems are and provide a range of solutions to resolve them.

Please ring and ask for Rob Cooper or Paul Cuff on:

Tel: 0208 242 4715
Email: info@education-time.co.uk

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