New system to ease the HR administration and planning burden for schools and academy trusts
  September 16 2021
Strictly Education has launched a new single HR, payroll and pensions system designed specifically for the education sector.
Effect of the new Budget on schools
  March 15 2017
Effect of the new Budget on schools A week after the Budget we look at reactions to the announcements affecting the education sector. Budget Shorts A number of education reforms were announced in the...
Much To Do In March
  March 03 2017
After ‘Marching On’ - Hare’s another blog to ensure you are the best informed person in your school on finance and business matters. From The EFA The EFA have reminded academies, that after e...
On Your To Do List?
  September 29 2016
So what else do you have to do? School census, year-end accounts, budget preparations (with increased costs from the apprenticeship levy and increases in pension rates), cyber security! Help is at ha...
Schools Out
  July 18 2016
The last blog of the 2015/2016 Academic Year. I write this as a new Education secretary, Justine Greening, is appointed. No doubt over the summer we will see whether this changes the direction of gov...
Changes to CFR & March Accounts Return
  April 26 2016
April is a busy period in all schools. For those in the maintained sector it is the start of a new financial year - with the EFA announcing changes to CFR. All academies are required to provide ...
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...
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 (, in this week’s bl...
The Next 5 Years
  May 11 2015
The country's views have been heard, and for the next 5 years education in England will be developed in line with Conservative policies. Over the last 6 weeks or so the following statements have been ...