SAfE's Priority Projects


2022 - 2023

Your school’s invitation to join a collaborative improvement project 


SAfE is launching 5 priority projects for next academic year. 

We are really excited to offer schools the opportunity to work with a range of key national partners to address some of our education priorities in Surrey. 

Simply click on the image of the
booklet to download a copy. 


We do hope that you will join SAfE on one of these projects and we look forward to receiving your application shortly.

Application information is provided in the booklet.


* Please click here to access an introductory video outlining the Christine Counsell and Steve Mastin 'Opening Worlds' programme.


SAfE's School Improvement & Governance Services

2022 - 2023

Your school’s invitation to benefit from SAfE's new traded services offer.  


We are very pleased to be able to share our School Improvement and Governance Services offer for all LA Maintained, Academies and Free schools and Trusts.


Simply click on the image of the
brochure to download a copy. 


The brochure outlines the core subscription offer for Surrey schools and also our new traded school improvement and governance offer.

As part of this package you will be supported throughout the year by a SAfE Leadership Support Partner (LSP).

Download a full list of LSPs and biographies here.

-    Our LSPs are either SAfE advisors or practising headteachers from a good or outstanding school or academy.
-    They all have a proven track record of successful partnerships with schools and academies, helping educational settings to remain at the forefront of good practice.
-    All our LSPs are rigorously quality assured by SAfE who is accountable for their work.
-    Your LSP acts as a critical, professional friend to the school, helping its leadership to evaluate performance, identify priorities for improvement and plan effective change.
-    The LSP visit time can be used on a wide range of activities and this will be decided with the head and chair of governors in the advisory deployment visit at the beginning of the academic year.
-    Where possible we will try to accommodate any specific requests you have for a named LSP.  

Subscribing schools receive a 20% discount on all our consultancy and training however our SLA offers even more value for money.

Please contact if you have further questions or enquiries. 


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Click the button to read the May bulletin, for the latest update from Maria Dawes, SAfE's CEO.  

SAfE's Professional Learning & Development Offer

Summer Term 2022


We are delighted to share the SAfE Summer 2022 Professional Learning and Development Offer. 


Click the image above to download a copy of our Summer 2022 listing for all phases!

The SAfE Bookings Portal is your one stop shop for all SAfE events!


SAfE Bookings Portal


SAfE's Bookings Portal makes viewing and booking on to our events and programmes a more streamlined experience. To find out more, visit the Bookings Portal here, or under 'Our Offer' on the main menu.



Our Mission is to be an inclusive partnership where all children and young people have the opportunities to flourish, enjoy learning and achieve the best possible outcomes through excellent education.


We are an alliance made up of schools and other partners to deliver a high quality, cohesive, coordinated school-led improvement system to serve all children and schools in the Surrey and wider area from nursery to post-16.

SAfE is a not-for-profit school improvement company that builds upon a strong legacy of partnership working between schools to bring coherence to the education system and to ensure that all schools have access to the support that they need.


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By bringing together all schools, providers, the Local Authority and other partners in Surrey we are more than the sum of our parts sharing our expertise and providing a safe community that enables challenge, support, improvement and innovation to flourish.



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