Helping you manage your school's reputation during periods of change or with unexpected, high profile events.
Dealing with the media when a high profile event occurs at your school can be a daunting prospect. So can ensuring you successfully communicate with your parents, local community and councillors when carrying out any changes.
Knowing there is someone to turn to, who can help handle the external pressures and interests to enable you to concentrate on the matter in hand, can be invaluable.
Our public relations support service provides professional support, advice and guidance on any matters that may arise in your school. We also work closely with colleagues across the council to ensure that everyone working on your issue has the same information and strategy to work to.
Public relations support
Support is available to all schools through an annual agreement which includes up to 12 hours support during the year.
These 12 hours can be used for any issue that arises in your school, for example:
media issue re school policy
death of a staff member
arrest of staff member
incident at school
death of student
communications with stakeholders around school academisation.
If you require further support above these initial 12 hours, this is available at a set hourly rate.
If 75% of Kirklees schools buy into this service, a discounted hourly rate for any additional work will be available to all schools in the purchasing group.
If you prefer to pay for the support you require when you require it, you can obtain public relations support from us on a
All projects you require support for will be quoted in advance for your agreement prior to work being started.
Support provided by the local authority
Some issues which require public relations support will not incur a charge to the school. These are for issues which are not of the school's making, for example school reorganisation through the LA (not academisation).
The level of this work will be agreed with colleagues within the LA, but additional support can be obtained by the school through the pay-as-you-go option.
Added value support
The public relations team are part of the wider communications and marketing team.
The communications and marketing team can provide a wide range of support to schools to complement the work of the public relations team.
This can include logo design, signage, uniform design, prospectuses, stationery, and much more.
To contact us for our support or to discuss our service:
T: 07973 254457 or
T: 01484 414708 and ask for PR