Financial systems and support: Business partnering

These services are provided for the benefit of all maintained schools or on behalf of the Executive Director Wellbeing (Children & Learning), in the role of managing the resources of the portfolio. They are funded directly from the strategic management or school improvement sections of the Children’s Services budget and are not charged to schools, regardless of the service options which they choose to purchase. The services are:

  • People gathered around laptopCentral financial monitoring
  • Financial updates on essential services e.g., change in banking supplier
  • Processing of grants
  • Processing of occasional sundry income e.g., donations
  • As part of the council’s website to include information that the schools may find of use and assistance e.g. change of contacts for Schools Finance Support Team, schools’ financial practices and procedures and other guidance and information
  • Information on corporate annual financial procedures e.g., closure of accounts
  • Proactive advice via email on common system problems, system or procedural changes, not already advised via other means e.g., Business World Team, DfE website
  • Attendance at business managers officers’ conferences / meetings as required and subject to availability
  • Financial monitoring of information supplied / requested for schools causing concern or in a deficit budget situation
  • Support following identification of a specific need as requested by the Executive Director Wellbeing (Children & Learning)
  • Processing of business world journals between one school and another
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