Cheney School, 2018 Open Your Space Award Finalists

May 13, 2019

Dylan Davis, Soft Services Manager, Cheney School, Oxford  At Cheney School, local community engagement is really important to us.  Last summer we were able to bring the whole community together on a scale we never thought possible.  We worked in partnership with Eid Extravaganza to host what was described as the biggest and best in […]

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Forge Valley School, 2018 Open Your Space Award Finalists

May 13, 2019

Jo Hardwick, Vice-Captain for Hallam Hellcats Roller Derby, nominating Forge Valley School, Sheffield I am vice-captain for the Hallam Hellcats Roller Derby team.  We started the club in 2012 and since then our members have gone onto win several awards. We’re determined to be the best, play competitively and have a blast along the way, […]

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Vale of York Academy, 2018 Open Your Space Award finalists

May 13, 2019

Rob Orr, Community Coordinator, Vale of York Academy, York At the Vale of York Academy, we like to think that our initials could stand for the Value of Youth! We have a fantastic team of young student leaders from Key Stage 4, who give up a large proportion of their time to give something back […]

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One week until Awards launch!

May 13, 2019

Our Open Your Space Awards will launch on 20th May.  Nominations will will be open from then up until Friday 25th October 2019. The  Awards aim to recognise those schools who are opening their doors to their community, bringing benefits to the school, their partners and those who participate. Nominations are invited from all secondary […]

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Senior Customer Service Coordinator opportunity, Northampton

April 16, 2019

JOIN OUR TEAM! Job Title: Senior Customer Service Coordinator (part time – 22 hours per week) Location: Grange Park, Northampton Salary: £20,000 – £25,000 per annum (pro rata) plus discretionary quarterly bonus, pension scheme, life assurance and travel insurance. BookingsGuru is an administration and marketing service that supports schools in managing and increasing their out-of-school-hours […]

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Full Stack Ruby on Rails Developer opportunity, Northampton

April 5, 2019

JOIN OUR TEAM! Job Description:  Full Stack Ruby on Rails Developer Location: Grange Park, Northampton Salary: Circa £35000 – £40000 plus discretionary bonus, medical insurance, health insurance, travel insurance, childcare vouchers. Kajima Community have developed BookingsPlus to assist schools in hiring out their facilities to the local community. The system is online and has been developed specifically […]

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Making your School’s assets sweat

April 5, 2019

Published by: Independent Education Today Date: 29 March, 2019 Link to full article: www.ie-today.co.uk/Blog/making-your-schools-assets-sweat   Our Head of Community, Chris Smith, talked to Independent Education Today about maximising school’s assets by opening facilities up to the local community. It comes as no surprise that independent schools own some of the UK’s best sporting and performing art […]

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Hassle-free lettings at your fingertips, with BookingsPlus…

March 20, 2019

BookingsPlus online lettings software, designed specifically for schools, will help reduce the time spent on your lettings administration whilst helping you maximise your venue income.   Leaving you with more time to focus on the core function of running your school.  With BookingsPlus you have all you need at your fingertips to ensure your lettings run […]

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Our top five social media tips for promoting your school lettings

February 25, 2019

Social media is an invaluable resource to help promote your facilities, drive more traffic to your site and increase enquires as a result.  There are only a few simple steps required to begin growing your online presence so please read on for our top tips to advertise your venue online. 1. Create Create a page […]

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Our successful partnership with Haverstock School continues to grow

January 3, 2019

Haverstock School in Camden was built by Kajima and the community access is currently managed by Kajima Community. Over the duration of the 13 year collaboration, Kajima has worked with the school to establish a successful, long term partnership, defined by close cooperation and a clear understanding of shared values. A central aim of the […]

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Durham Trinity School sign up with our managed service, BookingsGuru

December 5, 2018

Durham Trinity School is to use Kajima Community’s BookingsGuru lettings administration and marketing services to facilitate the hiring of its facilities for community use. The School’s sports hall, Multi Use Games Area (MUGA), swimming pool, sports field, cookery room, meeting rooms and classrooms will all be available for hire before and after school hours, at […]

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BookingsPlus welcomes new Training & Customer Service Manager

December 5, 2018

We are pleased to announce David Stubbs as our new Training & Customer Service Manager.  David’s role will see him train and support new and existing clients in how to use our online lettings software, BookingsPlus. David comes from a software and training background, having graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Staffordshire University […]

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Schools recognised for their outstanding community partnerships

December 5, 2018

Last week we announced Amersham School and their community partners The Pauline Quirke Academy as the winners of our inaugural Open Your Space Awards.  The school are to be awarded a cash prize of £8,000 in recognition of their partnership with the local performing arts academy. SLS Managing Director and Judge of this years awards, […]

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And the winner is….

November 21, 2018

We’re pleased to announce the winner of our Open Your Space Awards for 2018.  The inaugural award recognises strong partnerships between schools and their local community. Buckinghamshire based Amersham School, has been awarded the £8,000 cash prize, in recognition of the school’s purposeful and strategic engagement with its local community. The Open Your Space Award aims […]

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A little bit resourceful…

November 8, 2018

Built to make your lettings simple to manage, BookingsPlus, offers a host of benefits enabling you to take control of your income, debtors and financial reporting.  Find out more about: Payments made easy Simple and speedy invoicing Easy reporting Eliminating debtors As well as all this BookingsPlus offers a built in marketing website to promote […]

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Open Your Space Awards 2018

November 8, 2018

Our Open Your Space Awards entry period for 2018 is now closed.  The awards, which aim to recognise lasting partnerships between schools and their local communities, received over 100 nominations from schools, hirers, users and members of the community involving grassroots sports clubs through to community events for over 500 people. We’ll be announcing our award winners […]

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