The benchmarking and analysis undertaken goes beyond that normally provided for schools in the detail and level of analysis. Using a range of software and tools to look at both staffing (including integrated curriculum and financial planning) and other expenditure to help you to get a better understanding of your current costs so that you can consider how well they reflect your priorities. We also look at the quality of longer term financial projections to enable you to take strategic decisions based on the best possible information available to you.
The person leading the work on the budgeting in schools can be in an isolated position. Often there is no-one else available to fully understand, support and check their work to the level of detail needed to provide assurance. This can place undue strain on an individual and present significant risk to strategic planning where consequences of an error can be substantial.
The financial health check includes application and advice on how an appropriate framework of checks can be maintained. Whilst no system can detect all errors or omissions, regular application of these checks can reduce the risk significantly
For a free initial discussion about this support, please contact me using the link at the top of the page.
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