School Budgets

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 [...]

13 05, 2020

Budgeting During A Pandemic

2020-05-13T10:22:45+01:00School Budgets, School Support Services|Comments Off on Budgeting During A Pandemic

Trying to balance your budget at the beginning of a new financial year is stressful enough.   Then throw in a global pandemic, enforced school closures, lockdown and home working into the mix and you have stress levels that go through the roof. In this [...]

14 04, 2020

Funding announced for schools for exceptional costs associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

2020-04-14T14:16:59+01:00In the News, School Budgets, School Funding|Comments Off on Funding announced for schools for exceptional costs associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last week, the Department for Education set out financial support guidance for schools to ensure they can focus on the vital role they are playing at this unprecedented time. The guidance currently covers support for schools up to the end of the 2019 to 2020 [...]

29 01, 2019

School budget deficits – How does your school fare?

2019-01-31T10:57:03+01:00School Budgets|Comments Off on School budget deficits – How does your school fare?

Despite government assurances that school funding is at record levels, headteachers are reporting that they are having to dip into their reserves to meet basic needs and spending more than they receive. According to a recent article in The Guardian - A third of maintained [...]