If you’re involved in managing a school or trusts’ finances or HR, this resource hub is designed with you in mind. View videos, download information guides and take a look at our case studies.

 

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Budget deficits: A guide to avoidance and recovery

Budget deficits: A guide to avoidance and recovery

Guide

Preparing, monitoring, and reporting on budgets is a complete and can be time-consuming, but thankfully with the right software and tools this process can be made much quicker and easier. Our guide contains useful information from budgeting for staffing costs to why planning is so important.

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The next crisis? Overcoming the wellbeing pandemic in schools

The next crisis? Overcoming the wellbeing pandemic in schools

Report

This report is an unmissable read for all. With industry experts, national research, and guidance on all things ‘wellbeing’ within your school or trust. It looks in depth at workload, communication and how you can put ‘wellbeing’ at the forefront of your policies.

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Curriculum-based financial planning

Curriculum-based financial planning

Guide

With staffing costs making up around 80% of an average school’s expenditure, balancing the budget while focusing on a broad and balanced curriculum is an ongoing challenge.

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The pros and cons of centralisation

The pros and cons of centralisation

Report

Our latest report looks at:

  • Is centralisation right for your MAT?
  • Technology: Embracing change a necessity

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A magic cure?

A magic cure?

Report

All academies and trusts are required to produce an annual report and accounts which have been independently audited and submit them with the auditor’s report to the ESFA and Companies House. Our recent report looks at ways to ensure your process is seamless complete with hints and tips. 

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Choosing the right financial system

Choosing the right financial system

Guide

How the right tools can help you work more efficiently and save money.

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Building a business case for a school financial management system 

Building a business case for a school financial management system

Guide

Why do you need a business case? Identifying the problem and areas to focus on are all included in this guide.  

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Building a business case for a school HR and payroll system 

Building a business case for a school HR and payroll system

Guide

Running a school, academy or trust means dealing with a lot of different demands, from people management to compliance. 

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School budget planning

School budget planning

Guide

How to plan and forecast your school budget effectively.

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