SBS offers additional comprehensive professional finance services when you need them:
An independent administration review enables you to ensure you have the right people working on the right tasks. Analysing roles, responsibilities, systems and processes gives you achievable and affordable solutions to help your administration run more efficiently and streamline tasks.
A comprehensive review can evaluate risk management and business continuity planning, and highlight areas for CPD.
We offer finance system health checks and can project manage the implementation of recommendations. The health check review covers:
We recognise the changing needs of education and the importance of continued professional development for all staff and governors. Our specialist team has extensive experience of working in education and has a proven track record in delivering finance software and role-specific training to schools.
If you are planning to academise or have recently converted we offer a course of interactive sessions to help you understand the financial and operational differences between a maintained school and an academy.
School Business Services provides a simple and effective service to overcome many of the problems associated with fundraising. We provide a consultation to establish how we may help your school achieve the aims of the school improvement plan, the precise funding streams that are available to accomplish those aims and how those funding streams can be attained.
The SFVS replaced Financial Management in Schools (FMSiS) in September 2011. All maintained schools are required to carry out a self-assessment to ensure effective financial management of their resources. SBS can provide support, advice, guidance and bespoke training courses for governors and school staff, or carry out an independent review of the evidence to support the assessment.
School Business Services has suitably qualified staff that can undertake an audit of your School Fund and Governors Fund accounts. This requirement forms part of your Schools Financial Value Standard.
The SBS finance team can provide occasional support to cover absence or maternity to help with financial administration.
An individually tailored package designed to support new and aspiring headteachers going through their first year of headship. Three full day visits that could include:
Twilight training sessions specifically devised to help new governors ensure effective financial management. Flexible and wide-ranging topics to cover: