Developing strategic medium term plans for your school is important to securing educational and financial excellence in the medium term. This course will draw the distinction between educational and financial input into the strategic planning processes so that you can evaluate affordability and sustainability of your medium term ambitions.
Consider the two sides to strategic planning: blue skies thinking and scenario planning on the one hand and a detailed assessment of the costs of ambitious and stretching objectives on the other. This course takes forward the key educational priorities and moves it into the costings arena to ensure SDP objectives are resourced adequately and enable you to evaluate affordability and sustainability of your medium term ambitions.
The course provides tools and techniques to calculate a forward projection of the budget based upon strategic educational priorities and set key performance indicators to assist in the evaluation of value for money outcomes. This will enable you to implement processes when you return to the workplace and will secure an outstanding or good grading for financial management at the next inspection.
Participants should come to the course aware of the strategic issues and/or objectives your school must take into account. A breakdown of your current budget allocations would be useful. Prior benchmarking information would also be useful but not essential.
A laptop with Microsoft Excel to take advantage of templates on the data stick provided.