Get match-ready for COVID budget challenges

Get match-ready for COVID budget challenges

Posted  23rd February 2021

Schools’ budgets were challenging enough before COVID came along. Val Andrew and Tina Brown, of School Business Services, discuss the challenges now facing school business leaders.

Schools have had to quickly adapt their operating models in recent months, delivering learning in radically different ways both on and off site. The introduction, this term, of new timetables, class and year group ‘bubbles’ and new site and staffing arrangements represents what is probably the biggest change to school life in decades.

For finance directors and school business managers – juggling home working and family demands with their commitment to adapt and do the best for the children at their schools – the new spending requirements were difficult to predict, but now form one of their main priorities.

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