We are pleased to have the following sponsors for our awards:

Innovation Broking

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Innovation Broking are sponsoring the Innovative partnership working award.

Innovation Broking is an independent commercial insurance broker providing expert help to cover the risks schools face. Special Schools frequently sit between insurers’ appetites, they are not a typical charity nor a typical education risk. Broking to the few specialist insurers is a delicate art, requiring intelligent interpretation of regulators’ published reports. We work in partnership with our clients, using sector expertise gained from practical experience and technical knowledge to create an optimised client outcome.

Peridot Partners

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Peridot Partners are sponsoring the Innovation in student voice award.

Peridot Partners is a values-led executive recruitment agency transforming leadership and inspiring change with organisations that have a social purpose by focusing on long-term, deep-rooted relationships that bring added value. We work with organisations that want to grow and who value good leadership, across the public, third and private sectors. We spend our time recruiting people for leadership roles, executive and non-executive, and working with boards to become more effective.

AssuredPartners Hettle Andrews

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AssuredPartners Hettle Andrews are sponsoring the Innovative approach to mental health and wellbeing award.

AssuredPartners Hettle Andrews are specialist insurance broking and risk managers to Independent Special schools and colleges. Our Education Team combine their technical broking experience with qualified health and safety consultancy to provide a truly integrated risk management experience for the discerning buyer of insurance and health and safety services. We are a broking consultancy who put quality and commitment to our clients first, and we look forward to sharing this experience with you at conference.


teamSOS are sponsoring the Innovative use of technology award.

teamSOS is an innovative and affordable on-call incident management app that safeguards students and teachers. Our all device compatible solution brings the right teams together to ensure incidents are dealt with quickly and effectively, improving incident management at every stage with smart and intuitive features – even replacing radio with live broadcast capabilities. We also offer smart buttons that attach to a lanyard. Build staff confidence, increase efficiency, and ensure procedures are followed with teamSOS.