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National Teaching Assistants’ Day 2020

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Nominate your lockdown heroes

This year the annual Teaching Assistant of the Year competition is all about celebrating those Teaching Assistants who have been heroes throughout the pandemic.

We have heard great examples of Teaching Assistants supporting the children of key workers in school, and staying in regular contact with pupils at home, supporting their remote learning and general wellbeing.


Consistent Financial Reporting framework update 2020/21

Consistent Financial Reporting framework update 2020/21

The ESFA has released an updated version to the Consistent Financial Reporting Framework for 2020/21.

See our blog for the latest information on this.

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2019/20 Financial Statements Deadline Extension

2019/20 Financial Statements Deadline Extension

Due to the challenges that Covid-19 has presented, the ESFA have been constantly monitoring their demands of academy trusts, especially when it comes to the submission of their financial statements.

See our recent blog for further information on this.

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Covid-19 Catch-up Premium

Covid-19 Catch-up Premium

In June this year, the Government announced that children in England are set to benefit from a £1 billion Covid “catch-up” package to directly tackle the impact of lost teaching time.

See our blog for the latest information on this.

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The Latest ESFA Update

The Latest ESFA Update

The recent update from the ESFA has provided plenty of information concerning the 2020/21 academic year.

See our latest blog for details.

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Letter to Accounting Officers

Letter to Accounting Officers

The ESFA have released their letter to accounting officers in academy trusts. This is the first letter distributed since April and a lot has happened in that time…

See our latest blog for details.

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PE and Sport Premium for schools confirmed

PE and Sport Premium for schools confirmed

It has been announced by the Education Secretary that schools in England will benefit from £320 million from the PE and Sport Premium during the 2020/21 academic year.

See our latest blog for details.

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Academies Financial Handbook 2020 Released

Academies Financial Handbook 2020 Released

The ESFA have released their latest version of the Academies Financial Handbook which comes into effect from 1st September 2020.

See our latest blog for details.

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SBS School Finance Forum – Next Date!

SBS School Finance Forum – Next Date!

After the success of our previous School Finance Forums we are holding our next online event this month on the 21st July.

See our latest blog for details, agenda and bookings.

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An update on the Internal Audit

An update on the Internal Audit

The ESFA has made it a requirement in their latest handbook that internal scrutiny in academy trusts must take place on a yearly cycle. To help with this, SBS can remote into systems to perform checks and ensure that important discussions take place when needed.

See our latest blog for more information.

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