Highlights

Financial Monitoring – By visiting schools on a pre planned regular basis, we assist them in managing their financial administration effectively.  This is acheived by

  • supporting School Finance Staff and Head Teachers in setting their annual budget and monitoring it throughout the year.
  • monthly maintenance of both bank and payroll reconciliations, which is included in the contract fee.
  • preparing and issuing Local Authority financial monitoring returns.
  • presenting financial reports to Governors on a termly basis.

Governor Development – Our most recent venture, the aim is to provide Governors with the confidence, knowledge and understanding to take the lead in Governance by:

  • creating their own ‘Governor Development Plan’.
  • allocating comprehensive, pre-set tasks to link Governors.
  • being mindful of ‘meeting etiquette’ in order to ensure meetings are efficient and productive.
  • being prepared for Ofsted and understanding the crucial role they play in Leadership and Management
  • raising their profile amongst staff, parents and pupils

Catering – We have worked with an independant Catering Management Consultancy to provide schools with an alternative to Local Authority Catering Services.  This provides Governors with the information required to explore the option of managing Catering in-house.  The benefits of this include

  • having a dedicated team of in-house catering staff who can be trained / managed as required.
  • bespoke menus unique to your schools requirements, developed in conjunction with pupils, parents and staff.
  • the opportunity to provide staff menus, buffets and parents evening taster sessions.
  • building life skills by promoting healthy eating and food preparation through the curriculum.

Procurement – We have built relationships with a number of suppliers in order to provide schools with a wider choice of goods and service providers.  This has been particulalry effective in achieving best value in the following areas

  • photocopying lease and maintenance arrangements
  • day to day property maintenance and large scale capital projects
  • IT hardware and technical support
  • Broadband and telephones
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