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A bit about us - and how we can help you

Our definitive aim is to save our clients time and money, so they can focus on educational excellence and pupil care!

SAAF Education was established in 2011 to provide schools, academies and trusts with bespoke, high-quality business support services.

We work with over 600 schools, academies, and trusts to provide bespoke support in financial management, payroll, supply & recruitment, and internal audit.

Our services are designed and built by experts with notable backgrounds in these specialist areas.

Recognising that every school has a diverse set of requirements, our services are tailored to meet your school, academy, or trust’s needs.

Our core values

Our core values are embedded in our daily practice


Our definitive aim is to save our clients time, money, and resources. We define success through our client’s experience and build long lasting relationships


We uphold high standards of compliance and regulation. We’ll always be present, connecting with transparency, trust, and respect


We're consistently refining our services and optimising performance in each of our service areas. We empower our clients to deliver the highest educational standards


We dare to be different, challenging the status quo through our determination to deliver fantastic results and a great service for our clients

Who do we work with?

We work with professionals in many roles – from administrators to chief executive officers. We also match candidates looking to take the next step in their career within education with our portfolio of clients.

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Meet team SAAF

Andi Brown


Su Johal


Matt Lydon


Domanique Beckford


Andrew Pole

Assistant Director

Vicky Butters

Assistant Director

Neil Pope

Technical Finance Manager

Tom Stanton

Regional Manager

Jennifer Fagan

Recruitment Branch Manager

Stevie Delaney

Recruitment Branch Manager

Sarah Fedun

Recruitment Branch Manager

Jake Aujla

Recruitment Branch Manager

Andrew Nesbeth

Client Office Manager

Nicola Sokala

HR Service Manager

Mia Penny

Head Of Marketing

Our services

We recognise that every school, academy and trust has different needs – that's why we tailor our services to meet your specific requirements. There’s a reason why over 600 schools, academies and trusts choose SAAF

Need help managing your school, academy, or trust’s finances? Get the support you need, with guidance from our dedicated team of education finance experts. Our helpdesk is open 8am-8pm for all your finance, software or accounting queries!

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Compliant, cost-effective and efficient. Our dedicated team make paydays hassle-free.

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We supply and recruit teaching and support professionals in various school settings. 24/7 support. Fixed margins. No temp-to-perm fee.

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From budget setting to payroll onboarding, our sessions are designed to help you sharpen your skills and knowledge.

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Keep your financial accounts in check with a thorough audit and health check.

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We have an unrivalled knowledge of the education sector and understand the extensive processes involved with MAT setup and expansion.

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Hire one of our senior consultants to perform the role of a chief financial officer at your school, academy or trust.

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The breadth of knowledge and understanding from within the education sector is a core strength we value immensely. I would describe the services as responsive, solution-focused, and flexible to our needs.

CEO, Raleigh Education Trust

We’ve had an outstanding experience with SAAF’s payroll team. They go above and beyond and are always there to answer our queries. The payroll service is highly efficient, and cost-effective for our trust.

CFO, Willows Academy Trust

Our school has worked with SAAF for the past 10 years for Financial support and 8 years for Payroll support. In all this time we have found them to be very efficient, helpful and supportive. All staff have great knowledge of their area of expertise and are very personable. We would highly recommend the SAAF team.

Business Manager, Glade Hill Primary School

The support from SAAF has been brilliant, with help being available as and when it is needed, allowing you to progress at your own pace. The team are very responsive, and customer driven, so knowledge of the education sector is outstanding. The support we have received has exceeded our expectations!

Finance and Operations Manager, The Blue Kite Academy Trust

Having had a poor experience with a previous external payroll provider, we entered into a new SLA with SAAF. From the initial presentation through to the diligence shown throughout the transfer the experience has been so different to what we have experienced before. Queries are answered quickly and diligently and nothing seems to be too much trouble. We are very much looking forward to a long-term relationship with SAAF.

School Business Manager, Allestree Woodlands School

Introducing SAAF to my new Trust has proved transformational and well received by the whole central team for whom PSF has been revolutionised as a product and their day jobs made considerably easier. SAAF knowledge is excellent, staff are always polite and responsive, but I think the main thing is the amount and breadth of work one gets for the core support offer never ceases to amaze me.

CFO, Life Education Trust

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