School budget setting process


How was it for you?

School budget setting process 2016-17

We are keen to hear about how you found your school budget setting process this year. With many schools submitting their budget in early May and numerous changes recently, this is a key time to review and evaluate your procedures.

Tell us:

  • How smooth was it this year?
  • What was different, in terms of process, to previous years?
  • How easy was it to manage differences between NFF and local formulas?
  • Were changes in staffing and National Insurance contributions easy to plan?
  • What is your strategy for surplus or deficit in your budget?
  • How did you budget for support staff costs with announcements still pending?
  • Have you budgeted for future academisation costs?
  • What new areas of income have you uncovered?
  • What will you do differently next year?
  • Now you can focus on budget and salary monitoring, what is your plan to stay on track?

Send your school budget setting process stories to by Friday 27th May so we can share experiences with other schools and provide some top tips for future planning.

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