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Academy sector developments in November

This update covers the latest academy and MAT news on funding and finance, policy, financial r...

Sourcing new and inventive ways to boost income

Paul Andrews, Director of School Lettings Solutions, discusses how academies can utilize their...

84% of adults think primary pupils should learn about money

Money Advisor explains why primary schools should encourage a positive discussion about saving...

How to challenge Ofsted reports

What can a school do to prevent publication of an Ofsted report? Liz Timmins, an associate at ...

How to reap the full benefit of edtech for your school

Chris Labrey, Managing Director UK & IRL, Econocom, talks digital transformation and the proce...

Getting the most from apprenticeship funding

Why not use your school's apprenticeship funding for staff training opportunities?

School trips: how to stay safe

Tilden Watson, Head of Education at Zurich Municipal, reveals the top tips for successful scho...

How to make academy finances work harder

School funding will remain a political hot potato for as long as we have party politics says D...

Academies Sector Update

Buzzacott provide an update on funding, policy, reporting and more...

The administration struggle

Jo Gibson shares her tips for reducing administration costs through subtle changes to day-to-...

Watson Burton LLP assists two North-East academy conversions

Nunthorpe Multi-Academy Trust and Oak Learning Trust have both worked with the law firm to ens...

The University of London to modernise operations with Unit4

Unit4 Business World Finance, Research, Human Resources and Payroll will be hosted in a privat...

Ignorance is not bliss with FCA regulations

School Fee Plan (SFP), part of Premium Credit Limited, looks at Financial Conduct Authority r...

Quality on a tight budget: the challenge for academy leaders

Budgets are shrinking but it's no excuse for lowering standards. Tilden Watson has advice for ...

Schools must face their financial reality

Why schools need to face the truth and manage their finances carefully

To be or not to be... an academy

How to handle the financial responsibilities when considering a move to an academy, from Su Jo...

Loughborough Endowed Schools

Joy Johnstone, Operations Manager at Loughborough Endowed Schools, reveals the secret behind h...

Children think money grows on trees, new research finds

New research has found that children as old as 12 have little understanding of money

Academies and VAT - to register or not to register?

Buzzacott discusses what academies need to know about VAT and why this is an issue that should...

Getting to grips with the EFA's payment policy

Alex Fenton, CEO and founder of alternative finance provider, GapCap, discusses the Education ...

Stone King celebrates 800th academy conversion

The firm has completed 934 academy projects altogether

Thistley Hough Academy open their own bank with Novus

Novus has invested in the school banking project to help pupils manage their own money

School launches corporate partnership programme

The school has developed the programme to diversify its business activities

Greenshaw Learning Trust: working with Pelican

The Greenshaw Learning Trust explains how Pelican Procurement helped them to develop their cat...

MATs spend less on expenses and more on teaching staff

The report identified how technology can help overcome geographical barriers, improve efficien...

Schools should feel empowered to provide financial education

Alison Pask, Managing Director, Financial Capability & Community Outreach at LIBF, stresses th...

No slipping!

VWV's Tabitha Cave discusses what should be considered when planning an educational visit or t...

Former pupil delivers legal talk at St Margaret's Academy

The careers talk was part of the academy's work inspiration programme

Young people are still not receiving a financial education

Teenagers have inflated expectations about future salaries due to an inadequate financial educ...

Are your staff and students ready for lockdown?

Richard Manby, MD, Bodet Class Change Systems, explains why it is important that schools are p...

Best of British

Tim Wilbur, Gabbitas Education, discusses how to tackle the financial issues involved in susta...

Spend or splurge? Schools to receive financial education

Lifesavers, a programme to promote financial educations, will be introduced in primary schools...

The funding landscape

In the first of a series of features, Buzzacott looks at the funding landscape and how it has ...

A collective approach to procurement

Finding the right balance between the best school experience and balancing budgets can be tric...

Your Obligations for Transgender Pupils

VWV's Tracey Eldridge-Hinmers looks at the issues of protection within gender reassignment in ...

Be safe and secure with data protection

Jessica Cumming, Solicitor at Gordons, considers how academies can ensure compliance with data...

The academy conversion process: infographic

Manchester law firm Berg offers helpful advice to academies post-conversion

Academies struggle to manage finances says SAGE

A survey of more than 500 education professionals throughout the UK has revealed the pressures...

Are rural schools in a cash crisis?

Nine out of ten rural schools and academies funded unfairly, says new research

A lesson in information disclosure

Jessica Cumming considers how the Freedom of Information Act 2000 impacts academies