This course is only available on a consultancy basis where we come to you.
Are you a head teacher, budget manager or school business leader who wants to be able to sleep at night knowing that any budget issue is taken into account and your year-end outturn won't be a surprise or a shock? Then this programme is for you. This course presents a process that you can use easily to capture your budget performance to date and see how that might roll on for the rest of the financial year. It will tell you whether, based on your current performance to date and continuing trends, you need to escalate your budget performance to a higher level and take remedial action early to avoid problems.
Using a specially-designed template, participants practice the process using an interactive case study on which they take management decisions, impose the cost consequences of those decisions on the template and have an immediate understanding of what the year-end outturn will look like. This template is made free of charge to participants, and it is only available through this programme.
A general awareness of budget management and reporting procedures in your school is preferable, but it's not essential.
Please bring laptops. Data sticks will be provided.