School financial health will be one of the most important objectives in the immediate future as budgets are constrained and costs - particularly those in relation to staff - rise above proposed increases in income. All schools, whether academies, community schools, VA or VC schools will need to secure the maximum efficiencies possible to make ends meet. NAHT’s Breaking Point Report and its response to the new Schools’ Efficiency Toolkit underline the importance of evaluating the need to find efficiencies in the medium term. Schools will need to look to workforce planning and procurement economies to consider how pressurised budgets can be stretched a little further, while delivering a quality teaching and learning model.
This programme will consider what school good financial health will look like. It will consider the pros and cons of tools proposed by the Department of Education to help schools. Additionally, our experienced facilitator will provide additional tips, techniques and specially designed templates to help schools implement good financial health processes and challenge inappropriate assertions in Benchmarking Scorecards and VfM metric tools prepared for schools by the DfE.
It will help schools rise above the pressure of the moment and take a medium term strategic look at financial allocations to secure sustainable and affordable educational outcomes, rooted in established quality thresholds.
Delegates may wish to bring one laptop/tablet per school, with Microsoft Word and Excel programmes, on which they can make notes of future actions to implement on return to the workplace and explore templates provided by the facilitator.
Start: 0900 for 0930