Pivot shortlisted for national education award

Yorkshire educational and social care consultancy Pivot has been shortlisted in the national EducationInvestor Awards for its specialist improvement work with schools and academies across the region.


Cleckheaton-based Pivot has been shortlisted in the Advisory and Finance: Consultants for Education Institutions category in the prestigious EducationInvestor Awards, and will go up against big names such as Deloitte and Parthenon-EY in the finals.


The EducationInvestor Awards promote excellence and recognise innovation in the business of education. The winners of each category will be announced on 5 December at a ceremony in London.


With a team of former school leaders and experienced in-house social workers, Pivot innovatively combines education and social care and has a proven track record for supporting whole school improvement and building capacity. It works alongside various settings including; academies, maintained schools, alternative provisions, specialist providers and residential.


Areas of expertise include: special educational needs (SEN), social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD), school leadership support, restorative practice, child protection, as well as providing alternative provision (AP) services.


Pivot’s team also boasts a wide range of experts such as therapists, clinical psychologists, SEND specialists and both safeguarding and personal development, behaviour and welfare consultants, providing an assortment of services relevant to schools and providers’ needs.


Michael Smith, Pivot’s managing director, said: “Our overarching aim is to work with education providers and support them to improve, by developing good practice and challenging what needs to change, through the provision of a broad range of flexible, objective, carefully planned, relevant school improvement services.


“We want to bridge the gaps between public, private, social care and education sectors, through a solid business model that is underpinned by cutting edge support, early intervention and strategies that supports change and insists on success.


“Being shortlisted for this award reinforces our plans to expand and assist education institutions across the UK that require specialist education and social care support.”


Other nominees in the category include: Cairneagle Associates, Carfax Project, Deloitte, Parthenon-EY and Shift Learning.