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Financial Transparency for Maintained Schools

Online course

Book for 3 November

Member - £149
Non-Member - £230

Facilitator - Philippa Ollerhead

Following the government response to the 2019 consultation on financial transparency for maintained schools, this webinar will update school leaders on:

  • changes to financial regulations
  • related party transactions
  • school budget management
  • preparation for the “hard” funding formulae

This course will give you the tools to review your current operational structures. By analysing internal teaching, learning and support structures, you can develop an operational model that is both optimal to present circumstances and also sustainable into the future.

This training will support you to identify how you can work collaboratively with other local schools to maximise economies of scale in both staffing and resources.


  • Update on the latest proposed financial regulations for maintained schools
  • Understand the implications of the hard funding formulae
  • Learn how to analyse your current teaching and support staff structures to identify areas where savings can be made
  • Have the opportunity to learn about financially efficient school structures and best practice models
  • Learn how to develop a school financial recovery plan to drive through efficiencies and savings that don't compromise teaching and learning


  • Review and discuss the proposed financial changes for maintained schools and how to implement these changes
  • Discuss best practice models for working collaboratively with other schools
  • Consider communication strategies to maximise the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Evaluate best practice staffing structures
  • Discuss and develop ideas for developing a financially viable and sustainable collaboration infrastructure incorporating economies of scale


Philippa Ollerhead

Philippa Ollerhead has over 30 years experience in education, she has worked at senior leadership level since 1998. Philippa is an experienced Head of English and was Vice Principal of a large sixth form college in Greater Manchester, Head teacher of a pupil referral unit and Head teacher of a secondary alternative provision school. Philippa is formally trained every academic year in the rigorous of the common inspection framework in order to prepare primary and secondary schools for Ofsted visits.

Philippa is a training partner for the National Association of Head Teachers, delivering courses for Head teachers across the country, in subjects such as safeguarding, Ofsted preparation, financial vaibility and MAT structures.

Philippa heads up the School Management department in Judicium Education, her team delivers school improvement and governor body clerking across the country.

Philippa has safeguarding and Ofsted update training annually and has completed the National Clerking Development programme.
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