April Round Up
  April 12 2016
For those considering expanding their Academy Trusts or opening a new UTC the DfE have recently issued guidance. Primary Schools are reminded to publish details on how they spend their Sports Grant. ...
Upcoming Deadlines
  November 26 2015
There are a few things coming up that you might have missed in recent EFA bulletins - a couple require action in the next week. Post 16 Funding Speaking to schools and academies with 6th forms – a ...
Remember, remember. . .
  November 02 2015
Get ready for the school workforce census on 5th November. Also reminders about the PE Grant, Condition Improvement Fund and other items from the EFA planner. If you need any support please call 03...
October - What to look out for
  October 01 2015
We start October with a look at the deadlines facing schools this month and the support available. With the party conference season upon us – what should your PEST consider? From The Planner What c...
School & Academy Shorts
  September 21 2015
School & Academy Shorts The DfE has released guidance on the PE & Sports Premium received by primary schools. The notes explain how much will be received and how schools might choose to spend...
Happy New Year
  September 04 2015
The new school year has started. I’m sure that as well as re-kindling some old acquaintances all schools will be welcoming new colleagues, new pupils and new parents. Many new academies will have a...
Budget & TPS Return Deadlines
  May 19 2015
Whilst speculation continues about what might be in the Queen's speech and how this might impact on our work in schools and colleges (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-32697243), in this week’s bl...
Easter Shorts
  April 13 2015
To ease you back after the Easter break – this week’s blog highlights a small number of areas that appeared in the last few weeks that you might find interesting and useful. Welcome to Easter Shor...
Welcome to 2015
  January 06 2015
Out with the old and in with the new - welcome to 2015. For many academies the period around the year-end is the busiest period for School Business Managers, so we hope Christmas was all you wished fo...
Remembrance & Future Opportunities
  November 12 2014
For many November is a time for reflection. This is also true with Academy Finances, as the final adjustments are made by auditors across the land. Academies also need to look forward. Those looking t...