Archive for November, 2016

Annal Nayyar – service offering

Medium Term Financial Planning – Do you do this?   Schools are used to setting an annual budget plan but do you look ahead at a 3 to 5 year period to determine what high level financial challenges or opportunities that your school may have? This is an important and useful strategic financial management planning [...]

Annal Nayyar – service(s) offering

Financial Regulations & Procedure Notes – Do you have a comprehensive set in place? It is a fundamental requirement to have in place a set of financial regulations that sets out the roles and responsibilities of financial management within your school. These should be comprehensive and clear so that the appropriate delegated authority is undertaken [...]

Annal Nayyar highlights bbc report – Academy schools breach transparency rules

Nineteen academy schools are to be investigated for “flouting” rules on transparency following a BBC investigation. The schools have not published a register of all their governors’ interests, against official rules. Education campaigners say there is “a culture of secrecy” around some academies. The Department for Education (DfE) said the “rules were clear” and it [...]

annal nayyar-There are 5,758 academies in England, making up more than a quarter of state-funded schools.

There are 5,758 academies in England, making up more than a quarter of state-funded schools. Guidance to academies produced by the DfE makes clear that academy trusts must declare business and pecuniary interests of “members, trustees, local governors…and senior employees”. And it states: “Trusts must publish on their websites relevant business and pecuniary interests of [...]

Annal Nayyar blogs BBC report Thousands of smaller schools ‘financially not viable’

Thousands of smaller primaries and secondaries in England are becoming financially unviable, heads say. The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) says one-form entry primaries and secondaries with 600 pupils or fewer will “fall off a cliff” financially unless new funds are found. The government says it has been protecting school budgets. Independent experts [...]

Annal Nayyar blogs a shortage of teachers as per recent report:

A shortage of head teachers could result in thousands of posts going unfilled as large numbers of senior staff leave because of the pressure of the job, a report has warned. Up to 19,000 more so-called school leaders will be needed by 2022, according to research by Teach First and the leadership charities Future Leaders [...]