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 programme takes forward the concepts developed in our Affordable and Deliverable Strategic Planning programme and moves it into the costings agendas which may be undertaken by SBMs, bursars, head teachers, deputy or assistant heads, dependent upon the role allocations in your school. Developing strategic medium-term (up to five years) plans for the school is an important SFVS requirement. This programme will draw the distinction between educational and financial input into strategic planning processes so that participants can evaluate affordability and sustainability of their medium-term ambitions. It will provide 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.
Participants should come to the course aware of the strategic issues and/or objectives their 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.
Start: 0900 for 0930