Resources: SBM Update

Value for Money Statement

25th Nov 13

This is a requirement for Academies, but is good practice for all Schools.  Click the link on thr right to view Longfield Academy’s Value for Money Statement.

    Potential savings associated with the application of renewable energy schemes

    25th Nov 13

    The following information has been kindly provided by D3 Associates.

    Click the link on the right to read more.

    Academies Financial Handbook

    25th Nov 13

     The following information was kindly provided by Clive Owen and Co LLP

    The 2013 edition of the Academies Financial Handbook was released by the Education Funding Agency (‘EFA’) in July 2013. The new Handbook is effective from 1 September 2013.

    Click the link on the right to download now.

    Asset Register

    25th Nov 13

    An Asset Register enables faster and simpler auditing, facilitates compliance with industry regulations and assists the recording of maintenance responsibilities,

    Click the link on the right to read more.

    School Eye View… Tips for submitting successful ACMF grants

    25th Nov 13

    Andrew  Collishaw Finance Director at Longfield Academy share his top tips for submitting successful ACMF grants.

    Click the link on the right to download now.

    Agency Worker Regulations

    25th Nov 13

    Jon Sheridan (HR associate with Education World Ltd) explains the Agency Worker Regulations and examines how the new pay arrangements might assist in controlling staff cover costs.

    Click the link on the right to download now.

    School teachers’ Pay and Conditions checklist

    25th Nov 13

    Kindly provided by Bond Dickinson.

    Click the link on the right to download now.

    SBM Council Terms of Reference

    25th Nov 13

    View the full terms of references for the council group.

    Click the link on the right to download now.

    SBM Council Members

    25th Nov 13

    See the full list of our SBM Council Members alongside any vanacanies. 

    Click the link on the right to download.

    The Risks and Benefits of Community Use

    7th Nov 13

     It seems the obvious solution to making the school budget go a little further but is hiring out your school facilities just that simple?

    Many schools open their doors to local clubs who regularly hire out sports facilities and such like, in order to provide additional income to the schools budget. But what is stopping these schools from doubling, or even trebling this extra revenue, that fully embracing a community lettings service can bring? Julie Moorhouse, Community Development Manager at Kajima Community outlines the real benefits and risks involved as well as providing a few hints and tips for schools looking to develop a community lettings service.

    Click the link on the right to download now (best viewed in Google Chrome)

    Draft SEN Code of Practice: for 0 to 25 years

    7th Nov 13

    3 MINUTE READ from The School Bus

    The DfE has produced statutory guidance concerning Part 3 of the Children and Families Bill; the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice.

    The 174 page guidance was published in October 2013 and contains a wealth of information that school leaders and local authorities (LAs) may find valuable. The Code provides practical advice on how to identify, assess and make provision for children and young people with SEN. 

    This information will enable schools to gain a clear understanding of the duties, policies and procedures inherent within the Code and also to ensure that the statutory duties towards Children with SEN are effectively fulfilled.

    The key points concerning the SEN Code of Practice Statutory Guide have been presented in this 3-Minute Read in an efficient and concise manner.

     

    Click the the link on the right to download now (best opened in Google Chrome)

    Maternity risks – are you prepared for long term absence?

    7th Nov 13

    The Senior Underwriter at The Education Broker talks about how a maternity risk could affect your budget and what you can do to protect your school…

     

    Click the link on the right to download now (best viewed in Google Chrome)

    Schools North East has just been rebranded and we're working on developing a new website to keep you up to date with everything that's going on in our world.

    You'll still find all the information you need on being a Partner School, our Commercial and Education Supporter memberships, Healthy MindED, Jobs in Schools I North East, latest news, policy updates, our events, accessing Marketplace and much, much more on the website, so please bear with us whilst we make our changes.