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ChESS - Cheshire East School Services
Cheshire East Council's high quality corporate services to meet the business needs of schools and academies
Welcome to Cheshire East's web-based service portal for schools and academies

Our experienced staff are able to offer a wide range of high quality and good value services which are tailored to the needs of each institution and which will support you to deliver an excellent education to your children.

The Cheshire East Services for Schools (ChESS Hub) contains details of all the traded services, which are offered to schools and academies through formal buyback arrangements as well as information and access to CPD events.

Over the coming year, you will be use will be informed about new developments within the CHESS system which will make this portal of greater importance to schools as a central reference and communication portal with education support services.
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Education HR Consultancy 2019-2020 Additional Services
01 Sep
The Education HR Consultancy have key training services which are aimed to help and improve your school's/academy's performance. Please access the link for further details and prices
Update on Best4Business
26 Jun
All the latest news from the Best4Business Programme at the click of a button Best4Business Programme All the latest from the Best4Business programme just a click or tap away! The Best4Business programme has been created to oversee the change working with Agilisys as our implementation partner. Unit 4 Business World will become the new operating system underpinning HR and finance functions within the Councils. It is necessary for us to carry out further testing of some key and brand new functionality before we can safely implement the new system and we are currently working to establish a revised go-live plan and will be communicating the necessary information in order for you to prepare for the new system as soon as we are in a position to do so. To keep you informed our SharePoint site is available where you can obtain all the latest news, bulletins, presentations and general information about the way Best4Business is helping to transform the way both Cheshire West & Chester and Cheshire East Councils work. For access just follow the link below and come with us on a transformational journey. Best4Business Communications Hub You can also email the programme directly at
Check out reminder
19 Jun
Local Authority teams are now reviewing their orders to make sure they have capacity to meet all submitted requests however we notice that there are still about 350 items in baskets awaiting checkout. If these items are required, then please check them out quickly or the provider will not be aware of your request and the service may not be available. Every effort will be made to meet any request made throughout the year but if there are annual services which have not yet been purchased please can these be selected and checked out as soon as possible. Any problems or issues please contact