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14 07, 2020

COVID-19 and School Expenditure – What costs can you recover and when will the Government Reimburse?

2020-07-14T12:56:20+01:00Department for Education, School Funding|Comments Off on COVID-19 and School Expenditure – What costs can you recover and when will the Government Reimburse?

At various stages since March this year, we have heard that the Government will offer reimbursement to Schools for some of the costs associated with managing the national emergency.  Yet despite the Government’s guidance schools remain confused about their eligibility for support and how to [...]

6 07, 2020

Is Your School Bank Account Protected?

2020-07-06T13:34:42+01:00School Business Management|Comments Off on Is Your School Bank Account Protected?

In these times of great uncertainty we are all concerned for the future on so many levels.   Despite best efforts by Government and other bodies to set out guidance for the operation of Schools and Academies in the months ahead, the unpredictability cannot be [...]

25 06, 2020

Exceptional costs associated with COVID-19 and how to claim them

2020-07-14T12:36:21+01:00Department for Education, School Funding|Comments Off on Exceptional costs associated with COVID-19 and how to claim them

This week the Department for Education published guidance to help schools, Academies, Local Authorities and Multi-Academy trusts claim exceptional costs related to the Coronavirus outbreak. Who is eligible to submit a claim? Claims must be submitted by individual schools or academies. They can also be made [...]

16 06, 2020

News this week: Baroness Elizabeth Berridge acknowledges the hard work of all School Business Professionals during the Covid-19 Pandemic

2020-06-25T14:04:00+01:00Department for Education, In the News|Comments Off on News this week: Baroness Elizabeth Berridge acknowledges the hard work of all School Business Professionals during the Covid-19 Pandemic

This week Baroness Berridge of The Vale of Catmose, Parliamentary Minister for the School System, took some time to acknowledge and thank all School Business Professionals for their hard work and commitment during the Coronavirus Pandemic: "To all school business professionals, As Parliamentary Under Secretary [...]

21 05, 2020

Audit – How to be substantial – by an SBM who knows

2020-05-22T11:36:01+01:00School Budgets, School Funding|Comments Off on Audit – How to be substantial – by an SBM who knows

“Emily, I have the auditors on the phone for you.” My heart sinks, not because I am not prepared, but because I know how intrusive and stressful this whole process will be. I know my “normal” job will go out of the window for 3 [...]

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