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Looking for straightforward advice on academy trust financial compliance? Here are some top tips, taken from a masterclass led by SBM Services’ Justine Berkeley
The finance committee terms of reference should describe the responsibilities of the chair, clerk and finance committee. Nina Siddle provides an example to use as a guide
Despite the recent government U-turn, the prospect of academy conversion is still inevitable for many. Cate Hart offers a checklist of things SBMs need to think about with links to Optimus resources
Timely fee payments at independent schools can be achieved through a clear fee policy and a watertight contract, but if this fails you may need to go to court. Maggie Moodie explains