Achieving Efficiencies in Multi-Academy Trusts - Resources

Thursday 9 May 2019
IBIS ILEC Conference Centre, London

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1. How efficient is your school? 10 essential questions

Answer these 10 quick questions and assess your financial management efficiency.

2. No surprises: key principles for efficient finance management

Consultant CFO and COO Andy Collings shares his top tips for school business and finance managers.

3. Centralisation: a MAT case study

How do you balance autonomy, accountability and value for money in your MAT? Karen Sayers talks about centralisation and efficiency at Partnership Learning.

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4. Project management: controlling costs and budgets 

As an SBM or bursar it is crucial that you keep on top of costs, especially when project managing. Here Valerie Hopkins offers her expert advice.

5. Making a procurement

When procuring services for your school or MAT, the process will differ depending on thevalue of the work. Use this outline of the ways school can make a procurement.

6. Buying for schools - a summary from the DfE guidance

The Department for Education has published updated guidance on buying for schools. Alex Masters offers a summary of the key things you need to know.

7. ICT and technology: saving time and money

Undertaking a review and update of your technology and ICT equipment? Alex Masters shares advice from the experts to help you save time and money.

8. Speaker presentations

Missed something? Download all the keynote and session presentations to fill out any gaps.

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