Archive for October, 2012

Financial Management and Governance Self-assessment (FMGS

The government has produced the new shorter -Financial Management and Governance Self-assessment (FMGS) –its part of the EFA continuing focus on reducing the administrative burden on academies. It replaces the Financial Management and Governance Evaluation New shorter FMGS

UK Border Agency requirements for bringing overseas-trained teachers to the UK

I have come across the following link with school finance staff may find useful. UK Border Agency requirements for bringing overseas-trained teachers to the UK: For schools, academies and local authorities who employ or may wish to employ teachers who are nationals of countries from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland and [...]

New CFR income category for 2012-13

The DfE on-line guide indicates a new CFR income category for 2012-13. If you are a school that receives income within this definition then you will need to ensure that the information is recorded appropriately; I18 Additional grant for schools Includes: 1.Secondary schools to release a PE teacher to work with local primary 2.schools Schools [...]

Funding Formula 2013-14- EFA submission deadlines

Please take note of the various deadlines which will allow you to plan for the 2013-14 budget build: All local authorities are to submit their proposed formula to the EFA by 31 October 2012. The EFA will then look to review the formula and naturally compare to the previous version and the allocations to each [...]

Testimony – School Business Manager

‘The experience and Knowledge that Annal Nayyar has brought to our school has been invaluable. I am now confident that we have a robust financial offering that will support the school as we move forward. Annal is extremely supportive and I know that I will receive a speedy and accurate response to anything I ask. [...]

Government to review school funding plans

Hi all, i have picked up this article that you may all find useful .The Department for Education has agreed to keep a close watch on controversial funding reforms after councils warned they could force the closure of small schools. A senior department official told LGC this week that it would “advise ministers on making [...]

Transparency in the use of Pupil Premium

I read an interesting article from the Ofsted inspectorate which clearly suggested that schools that fail to keep good use of the pupil premium could lose discretion on how they spend it. In September 2012  Ofsted surveyed 262 schools and basically asked how they were using this money and what difference they could evidence this [...]

Draft letter from EFA to academies about financial returns 2011-12

Just in case business managers have not picked up the latest information – please find a  letter that provides the latest position covering the 2011-12 ‘return’   Dear Colleague I am writing to let you know that I have decided to defer the submission date of the Accounts Return from December 2012 to the end [...]

client – Infant School

Annal Nayyar and his collegues provide  education finance  support to  Infant schools – please take a moment and check out the various testimonies attached. Feel free to contact us for a list of services we offer.  

Pay Offer 2013-14?

I have been reading various articles that suggest that the three-year council pay freeze could end next year as council employers look to speak to unions. The Local Government Association has written to council chief executives on this point. Keep tracking this blog for more news ….. Annal Nayyar