logo-education
0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

Forgotten your password?

To trade or not trade

28 November 2013

It is clear that schools and academies will continue to face substantial pressures on their finances in the medium term with flat-lining income at best on one hand and rising costs and pressures to raise standards and support other schools on the other. What is less clear is how schools and academies will look to deal with these financial pressures.

Browne Jacobson’s school leaders survey 2013, a survey of school leaders from right across the sector and the country, shows whilst there is appetite amongst schools to raise additional funds through activities a bigger priority is benchmarking costs and the creation of shared services arrangements.

Is the pace and drive to implement such initiatives quick enough? Particularly, in the era of PRP governors may wish to consider including financial targets in the performance targets they set for members of SLT if they don’t already. In turn, it will be important for governing bodies to support heads when they bring proposed arrangements so that they can be worked up and approved promptly.

Related opinions

Allegations of abuse in schools, colleges and universities

The website “Everyone’s Invited” is a movement which is “committed to eradicating rape culture” and describes “rape culture” as “all the ways that different forms of aggressive and violent sexual behaviour are normalised, encouraged and even admired by society”. Find out more.

View blog

Lateral flow daily contact testing paused

Following last week’s Guardian article about the concerns over lateral flow daily testing for those identified as having been a close contact of a person testing positive for Covid-19, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS Test and Trace (NHSTT) have published a position statement to recommend that daily contact testing in schools will be paused.

View blog

Lateral flow testing in schools

Lateral flow testing is underway in schools across England to provide rapid Covid-19 testing of staff and students in secondary schools and colleges.

View blog

Multi Skilled Visit: what is the impact of it being a right under the new Electronic Communications Code?

A Multi Skilled Visit (MSV) is when a survey is carried out on behalf of operators for the purpose of seeing whether a new site is suitable for the installation and operation of electronic communications equipment.

View blog

Mailing list sign up

Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up