Archive for February, 2013

Annal Nayyar – blogs-Chief inspector raises the stakes for school governance

  Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, will today launch a powerful new online tool designed to support governors to hold their schools to account. He will say that there will be ‘no excuses’ for governors who don’t understand and challenge their school robustly. He will call for more paid governors, better training, and for [...]

Annal Nayyar reports that Ofsted state Town halls should tackle poor school governors

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has challenged councils to take rapid action in schools where the governing body is underperforming. In a speech at the Policy Exchange think-tank today, the chief inspector of schools also called for a more professional and better-trained cadre of school governors, with some being paid for their efforts. On the [...]

Services Offered by Annal Nayyar – His summary description of education specific experience and Knowledge -

Services Offered by Annal Nayyar – His summary description of education specific experience and Knowledge – A qualified and currently practicing accountant – with over 20 years’ experience in Local Government Finance – specialising across education finance, providing consultancy and project management. In-depth knowledge of all school financial requirements, processes, project management skills to deliver [...]

annal nayyar reports dfe Monitoring visits guidance for local authorities

Monitoring visits guidance for local authorities Local authorities have a statutory responsibility to monitor the administration of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests. The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) may also make monitoring visits to maintained schools. Monitoring visits help to ensure that the security and confidentiality of the test materials are maintained, and [...]

Annal Nayyar:The Transfer of Employment (Pension Protection) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Transfer of Employment (Pension Protection) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 This consultation asks for views on changes to the Transfer of Employment (Pension Protection) Regulations 2005 S.I. 649 which affect pension protection arrangements following a Transfer of Employment.

Annal Nayyar –Charging – The purpose of advice provided by the DfE is to help headteachers and governing bodies set out their policies on charging and remission for school activities and school visits.

Annal Nayyar –Charging – The purpose of  advice provided by the DfE  is to help headteachers and governing bodies set out their policies on charging and remission for school activities and school visits. Full details on the law on charging for school activities in schools maintained by local authorities in England is set out in [...]

Annal Nayyar updates on the the DFE Supporting documents for schools converting to academies -Model Memorandum and Articles of Association

Model Memorandum and Articles of Association Academy trusts are charitable companies limited by guarantee and are the entities that enter into funding agreements with the Secretary of State to establish academies. In order to set up an academy trust, the Memorandum of Association will need to be completed and the Articles of Association will need [...]

Annal Nayyar- On 19 December 2012 the Department announced the details of the school funding settlement for 2013-14. This included details of the local authority Dedicated Schools Grant allocations and the illustrative allocations for the Pupil Premium.

Pupil Premium The illustrative Pupil Premium allocation tables for 2013-14 are now available. The illustrative figures are calculated using the higher Pupil Premium level of funding for 2013-14 of £900 per pupil. The Service Premium level of funding will also rise in 2013-14 to £300 per pupil. The illustrative figures use the January 2012 school [...]

Annal Nayyar blogs- Outcome of the consultation on the CFR regulations

The Consistent Financial Reporting (England) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012 No 674) were laid in Parliament on 8 March and will come into force on 31 March for 2011-12 CFR collections onwards. The 2012 Regulations revoke the Consistent Financial Reporting (England) Regulations 2003 and several sets of amending regulations. The regulations contain several new approved headings [...]

Annal Nayyar – update- EFA academies external assurance

Academies are charitable companies and also classified by the Office for National Statistics as central government public sector bodies. Academies are therefore subject to public standards of accountability. They are required to appoint an accounting officer (generally the principal) who will have personal responsibility to Parliament for regularity (spending money for the purposes intended by [...]