Understanding trends and tracking actions effectively can help planning and control of the budget. Read our recommendations for what SBMs can do to maximise reporting and reduce the impact of staff absence
Variable costs for staff absence and subsequent supply cover can seriously threaten a school’s financial stability and outturn budget position. However, many schools are consistently failing to reduce staff absence due to internal difficulties monitoring and managing these absences. Kathryn Birch, Managing Director of FusionHR (educational HR specialists) discusses how school leaders can respond to staff absence challenges and therefore make real in-year budget savings.
Read SAM’s tips for supporting employees and managing those whose absence levels give cause for concern.
Last week was Mental Health Awareness week (8-14 May) and it again highlighted the need for more attention to Mental Health in schools. MP’s this month have called for more action to be taken around supporting pupils with mental health issues. They felt that the financial pressures currently facing schools was inhibiting the support they…
The Tax-free Childcare scheme is the new offering from the Government to help support working parents. It is designed to replace the current Childcare Voucher scheme which, from April 2018, will not accept new applications. Existing applicants however will not be affected.