Central services group at the corporate office of Collegiate Schools in India is referred as Collegiate Centre of Excellence (CCoE).
CCoE provides a comprehensive package of management services to each Collegiate School with a holistic approach to school success in mind. CCoE is designed to:
CCoE is involved from the day of establishing the not-for-profit entity, whether Trust or a Society or a Section 25 company, for each school, to the first day of school when the first batch of students rushes through the gates in expectation of quality education, to the ongoing management of school operations.
CCoE plans, designs and develops each Collegiate School, which includes working with multiple agencies in its inception phase - local district education officers (DEOs) & state education departments, central education agencies, land surveyors, architects, civil engineers, real estate developers & contractors, fire & safety departments, affiliating Boards, staffing consultants, curriculum planners, technology & equipment suppliers and others. CCoE provides the expertise for each of the complex processes and ensures that the Collegiate School is able to catch the first academic session as planned as well as complete the projects within the planned and approved budgets.
CCoE has the necessary experience to deliver turnkey solutions which involves complete responsibility to develop and launch the Collegiate School. Some of the benefits that CCoE services offer are:
Our schools are up and running, from regulatory approvals, to building and site acquisition, to development of the school's organizational structure - CCoE is there, each step of the way, to assist each Collegiate School and to ensure long-term success.
CCoE ensures end-to-end, turnkey solutions to Plan, Develop & Launch each Collegiate School. Leaving nothing to chance, CCoE covers the complete spectrum of project management and implementation services for Collegiate Schools. CCoE team along with our implementation partners offer following services as a one-stop shop:
Planning for each Collegiate School is the first step to build a world-class school and this phase resolves some of the following commonly asked questions:
If there is a phrase that captures the essence of CCoE services, it is 'quality in schools'. In all Collegiate Schools, everyone works very hard to provide every child with the individualized attention needed to learn, grow and achieve. Each school curriculum is centred on the child, with lessons and standards presented in ways that help students thrive and succeed.
To achieve this, several service areas align under the CCoE and one of them is 'academic support' to provide comprehensive educational services
To complement its educational support services, CCoE provides a wide array of professional operational services to each Collegiate School, including communications and marketing, human resources, legal counsel, risk management and technology.
Communications & marketing
CCoE marketing and communications team assists in the creation and implementation of personalized and strategic annual plans to attract students and ensure enrolment as per plan. Assistance in employee, media, parent and community communications is provided by the communications and marketing team. Services include:
Specific advertising elements include print advertising (such as brochures, posters, fliers, newspaper advertising), television and/or radio campaigns and annual reports.
The CCoE handles all recruiting, payroll, certification compliance, licensure and permitting, benefits and personnel matters for all employees and also assumes responsibility for the regulatory issues, if any.
The CCoE human resources department works collaboratively with school leaders, Principals and Directors, to recruit, hire and orient new staff, review employee qualifications and ensures that staff applies for appropriate permits and meet certification or licensing requirements. Background checks and unprofessional conduct checks are completed on all employees prior to hire.
CCoE employs Risk Managers and the risk management department works to:
Whether helping each Collegiate School with planning field trips, transportation or protecting its building and assets, the department coordinates the planning, organizing, and controlling of property assets and activities for "just in case" scenarios.
Collegiate Schools receive support from the CCoE on all aspects of technology - infrastructure and network management, technical troubleshooting, support services for office operations and instruction technology in the classroom. The CCoE provides maximum technological services while minimizing budgetary impact by partnering on technology plan development and implementation, assisting and supervising school-based technology reports such as student count management, and acquiring appropriate hardware and software for educational and business purposes.
Budget oversight and financial reporting
The CCoE collaborates with each Collegiate School in the budget development process, fiscally supporting both short- and long-term goals and objectives.
The CCoE manages all school financial systems including:
For Collegiate Schools Governing Body, the CCoE is responsible for providing regular reports and:
The CCoE provides support in successfully operating according to the Departments of Education and affiliating Board regulations. The CCoE assists in accurate and timely compliance submissions, including producing and timely filing of compliance reports and associated paperwork.
The CCoE assists with special projects, working quickly and efficiently to provide guidance and action in many areas.