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David Perkins, Chief Executive of Services for Education retires on 31st August 2016. David led the transfer of the Music Service, Health Education Service and Learning & Assessment Service out of Birmingham City Council in to the newly-formed S4E Ltd. in 2012 and has presided over the growth of the company since then.

Martin Chitty, Chair of Trustees, says:
"The Board of S4E and its entire staff wish David a long and happy retirement and their deepest gratitude for all he has done for S4E from its inception. He identified that the services S4E provides and schools and pupils which it serves would be more effective in an independent not for profit organisation. His foresight has resulted in the stable and successful organisation that S4E has become. David is a man of tremendous energy, integrity and good humour to whom all those who have benefitted from what he has done owe a great debt of gratitude"
Martin Chitty also said:
"The Trustees have undertaken a rigorous selection process and from a strong field have chosen Charles Elvin to succeed David. Charles joins S4E as the former CEO of The Institute of Leadership and Management, the UK’s foremost qualification and membership body for managers and leaders. Charles has a career dedicated to education and learning and brings significant experience and expertise in learning technologies and learning services. Previously, he has held senior positions at The Open University, BSI  and UBS as well as the educational assessment organisation NFER-Nelson and RM plc, the educational technology provider. He has worked and lived in Japan, Malaysia and the USA. Charles combines a passion for education with a depth of commercial as well as charity experience having worked in both the private and public sectors.
Outside work he is the Chair of Maudsley Learning at Work, a subsidiary of Maudsley Charity dedicated to training on understanding mental health issues in the workplace. He is a school governor and a dedicated dad to his two young boys."

We are delighted to present our support offer for 2016/2017 for the Music Service and the Schools Support Service

Here you will find an outline for our programme for schools, our comprehensive programme of courses, and the range of services we can tailor to meet your school’s requirements.
New for 2016, most of our courses can now be booked online.
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Services for Education (S4E) is a charitable company (No. 07739831) formed of three component services formerly provided by Birmingham City Council; the Music Service, the Health Education Service, and the Learning & Assessment Service.  The charity commenced trading in September 2012.

The charity continues to provide high quality services to Birmingham schools, but with its new independence is seeking to broaden its range of services, and to provide them on a wider basis to educational settings beyond Birmingham.

In line with Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 all employees of S4E Ltd. have completed the Childcare Disqualification declaration form where relevant and appropriate to their role and function.

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