Business Resources

A range of subscription services and ad-hoc products are available to support the smooth running of educational establishments, including Finance and Human Resources.  

Effective management of financial and people resources is critical to a well run business.  Our services and products are designed specifically for educational establishments and delivered by experienced specialists to ensure value for money.

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Finance

Support packages and individual services to help leadership teams, business managers and other support staff 

HR

Packages and services covering the full range of HR support, delivered by an experienced and specialist team

Maintained Schools and Early Years Financial Services

We offer a comprehensive range of services for staff working in maintained schools and early years settings.

Academy and Free School Financial Services

We offer a comprehensive range of services suitable for headteachers, governors and finance staff working in academies and free schools.

Financial Training Courses

We offer a comprehensive range of finance training courses suitable for headteachers, governors and finance staff working in schools and academies. 

CASE STUDY

FInance and HR working together

The school was aiming for a very significant deficit budget caused by declining pupil numbers.  The existing staffing structure was no longer sustainable and a fundamental review of all budget lines was required.  The School Business Manager was no longer in employment and no replacement had yet been sought. 

Support through the Finance and HR subscription services provided extensive on-site support for the Acting Headteacher and governing body.  The budget was reviewed in full and various new staffing structure options were costed and considered alongside other identified cost reductions.  The most appropriate and affordable staffing structure was identified and the adjusted budget set.  A full staffing adjustment process was followed to bring about the identified changes to leadership, teaching and support staff.  Voluntary redundancy options were managed for the school and any remaining compulsory redundancy process were supported by the school’s linked HR Consultant.  Letters were drafted for those staff whose contracts were impacted by the change.  Alongside this, the absence of an experienced School Business Manager was covered through the Direct Finance Support package.  A qualified School Business Manager from the Schools Finance team was allocated to work at the school to ensure all day to day financial matters were handled, including an audit of the school’s financial procedures and practices.

A manageable forecast budget, an appropriate, sustainable staffing structure and sound financial practices were all achieved.

 

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