School budget setting process

budget-planning

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 sales@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk by Friday 27th May so we can share experiences with other schools and provide some top tips for future planning.


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