School Finance Specialists
The school budget needs to be spent on children and young people and their learning. We can review your current plans and processes or work with your senior team to develop financial planning with meaning and integrity. We can help you improve financial health, efficiency and budget management or support you in your strategic planning so that your budget works to deliver your vision. We can provide training to build capacity or provide an expert pair of hands when time is short.
Our work with schools and academies, combined with our experience in central and local government gives us a unique insight into the fair allocation of public funds for education. We understand the processes, the regulations and the policy intentions. We understand the language and the complexities. These are challenging times. Understanding how the system works is vital to getting the most for children and young people.
The world of school finance can be a mysterious place. Leadership roles in local and central government together with experience in working directly with schools of all shapes and sizes allows us to make sense of the complexity and find a tailored solution.
We are developing associate relationships with a group of professionals who can bring a different perspective to our work. This includes colleagues with recent headship experience, skills in governance and strategic planning, accountancy in the commercial sector and front-line school business management work.
Connecting curriculum and finance is a key part our work and we are excited that the team reflects that.
School Finance Specialist
Susan is a qualified accountant with over 25 years experience working with schools and education leaders. After many years as strategic finance lead for education and children's services in Somerset she joined the DfE to work on national funding policy for schools. Establishing Effervesce during 2016 has given her the additional opportunity to work with individual schools and to improve the cost-effective use of resources for children.
Strategic Financial Planning expert
Sam has been a teacher and senior leader in schools and the funding specialist for ASCL. He continues to develop funding, timetabling and curriculum analysis tools and to support schools in strategic management and planning. His particular interest is in teaching people about timetabling including making the link between a school timetable and available funding
We aim to build a powerful network of professionals and organisations who can help school leaders achieve real value for money in specific aspects of their provision, whether that is their use of technology, making the most of buildings and facilities, managing change in staffing and structures or developing an income generation or community confidence strategy.
We want to be certain that those we work with will deliver the quality we expect and that we share the same values. We are taking some time so that we get this right.
Watch this space for developments.
School Finance Specialists, working with a range of professionals, to improve the planning and management of resources in schools
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