Specialists in our field, we are constantly analysing the energy markets. There are significant advantages to continuously monitoring wholesale market prices alongside fundamental factors such as energy related commodity prices. This experience means that we are not only aware of the best and most advantageous times to buy energy contracts but we are also able to match clients with suppliers most appropriate to their needs.

No need to wait until your contract is about to end if it’s advantageous to procure early, we can forward buy your next contract.

As part of our procurement process, before tendering to all selected suppliers, we carry out a detailed discussion to ensure your needs and requirements are fully understood and met. This might include such things as:

  • Specific billing requirement: Monthly / Quarterly / Centralised billing
  • Co terminus end dates
  • Smart metering
  • Reporting

If you would like to find out if you’re getting the best value for money from your energy supplier, come and talk to us. We will work with you to determine your requirements and investigate which supplier’s best meet your needs. As part of our service, we follow up and manage any discrepancies or errors in billing. All we require is a signed Letter of Authority (makes us compliant with the data protection act) and a recent electricity bill. We deal with all the paperwork, manage the contract and ensure that it transfers smoothly on the due dates, leaving you to concentrate on running your business. Interested?


Our total support package ensures that you have a one stop shop pre and post contract. What does this mean? As well as handling the tendering and pre contract negotiations, we will, after go live, support your requirements so that you can call us if you have any issues regarding direct debits, meter reads, billing, changing tenancy, moving premises or any other energy related matter. In short, you never need call your energy supplier when you can obtain support from Help for Schools


Hear from schools and trusts like yours that are benefiting from working with Help for Schools.

Help for Schools / Spencer Van der Werf has provided consistent high quality services to our Trust supporting our Capital Projects team deliver changes to our building infrastructure, improving the resources available and facilitating improved quality of teaching. He is able to interpret outline concepts, bring designs to the table, see through the building project management and quality check the final delivery. A great asset to secure your change plans.

Paul Atkinson – Director of Finance, Haberdashers’ Academies Trust South

Help for Schools is a reliable partner for complex projects, delivering solutions that are clear and effective. They excel in continuous improvement and proactive problem prevention in every interaction. I had the pleasure of working with Spencer on a project to convert shower rooms into a classroom, and I was impressed by his detailed project proposal and timely execution. He also identified many benefits, both tangible and intangible, from the project. Help for Schools will always be my first choice for project management.

Rachel Danso – Business Manager, Borough Academy

Help For Schools provided critical support to Day One Trust as we reconfigured our estates and facilities provision. They helped us understand our needs and manage the transition from an ineffective outsourced service to a professional in-house team. Their support included designing our team structure and guiding our recruitment, as well as establishing the systems and processes that team needed to work with. I’ve worked with Spencer and his team for many years on multiple projects and I’ve always found him to be professional, diligent, pragmatic and committed to students by securing high quality and value for money estates and facilities provision.

Fred Sharrock – CEO at Day One Trust

Help For Schools has played an integral role in overseeing and managing a £28 million project – the build of a new secondary school in central London. From the client perspective Spencer has managed effectively the multiple partners engaged in this project, from the comms to the project plan. His strengths lie in his attention to detail, his ability to find solutions to complex problems and his delivery of results.

Declan Jones – Principal at Borough Academy

I have known Simon for several years and he has always been a font of wisdom, advice and an intelligent steer to educational professionals; especially those looking to leadership. What has struck me most about his approach has been his willingness to engage with kindness without the need for reciprocity. Someone with true integrity.

Barry Cooper – Founding Principal at The Global College