The National Autistic Society appointed Place Group to help support the pre-opening phase of the Vanguard school in 2018. The Vanguard School is an autism specific free school providing educational day places for students aged 11-19 and was the third school to join the National Autistic Society Academies Trust (NASAT). Place Group was commissioned to provide overarching project management services including capital project management support, section 10 consultation, governance and education policy development support. Place Group also worked with the National Autistic Society’s internal marketing and HR departments to ensure deliverables were successfully completed. Following the successful opening of the Vanguard School, Place Group was appointed to support the Trust with an additional project.